The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development Review

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.

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  • Santiago Ortiz

    This is an essential book for any citizen that wants to understand present and future challenges for humanity. We live in an extremely critical moment, whatever happens in the next 20 years, whatever ...

  • Adriaan Jansen

    One of the strongest points of this great book is its panoramic overview and holistic approach to sustainable development. At the same time, this is also one of its main weaknesses: Trying to cover so...

  • John Doyle

    Sustainable development refers to efforts to set and achieve global mutually reinforcing goals in the areas of economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The UN has emer...

  • Nathan

    The Age of Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of humanity's greatest challenge - how mankind can exist in harmony with Earth's natural systems while solving the many severe pro...

  • hpmasih

    I met the author today.this book address the global and humanitarian issues of today's world and showing pass ways and diagnoses of problems, this book whiteout simplification and correctly embracing ...

  • Vicky

    This book is so informative, easy to digest and has an awesome amount of graphical content in it to supplement the reading. Definitely recommend reading. I would also highly recommend taking the suppl...

  • Andrew

    The Age of Sustainable Development, by Jeffery D. Sachs, is an ambitious book on the process of encouraging sustainable development as a tool to combat poverty, environmental degradation and rampant h...

  • Vance

    Jeffrey Sachs basically expands on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by explaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address what he calls extreme poverty, environmental degradation, a...

  • Pat Rolston

    Outstanding information and very readable format encompassing a very wide breadth of information and disciplines. This comprehensive review of the planets health as a function of metrics that essentia...

  • Marlene  H

    If you want a thorough introduction to the causes of world poverty and underdevelopment this is it, More surprisingly perhaps, it is also the place to find an optimistic view of how that poverty can b...