The age of sustainable development

New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
Descripción: xvi, 543 páginas : ilustraciones, mapas en color, fotografías en color ; 23 cm.

ISBN: 9780231173155

Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

Introduction to sustainable development

An unequal world

A brief history of economic development

Why some countries developed while others stayed poor

Ending extreme poverty

Planetary boundaries

Social inclusion

Education for all

Health for all

Food security

Resilient cities

Climate change

Saving biodiversity and protecting ecosystem services

Sustainable development goals.

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