The Age of Sustainable Development

” 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.” [Publisher’s book website]

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Reviews / Comments

Book review by  Matthew E. Kahn in Journal of Economic Literature, 53(3), September 2015.

Book review by Richard N. Cooper in Foreign Affairs, September 2015.

Book review by James H. Brown in BioScience, August 2015.

Book review by Pavithra Rao in The Africa Report, June 2015.

Book review by Fred Pearce in New Scientist, March 2015.

Book review by Japhy Wilson in Human Geography, 8(2), 2015.