12 March 2014
Festsaal of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

IIASA/OeAW Public Lecture Series, Lecture 4: The Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs discussed the need to address the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability holistically as part of The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences joint public lecture series.

Jeff Sachs – (c) IIASA

Jeff Sachs – (c) IIASA

This lecture is the fourth in a series on scientific topics of mutual interest, aimed at a broad academic audience, decision makers and the public, organised in collaboration with the Austrian Academy of Sciences, European Forum Alpbach, and supported by media partner Wiener Zeitung.

Details: Wednesday, 12 March, 2014, 18:00
Festsaal of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 


Jeffrey Sachs - The Age of Sustainable Development

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The Age of Sustainable Development

We have entered a new phase of history, in which the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability must be addressed holistically, or else the world will find itself at dire risk of social instability and environmental calamity.  The path ahead is a narrow one, fraught with difficulties and uncertainties, yet the promise of a better life for billions of people is also realistic.  With proper policies and global cooperation, ours can be the era that ends extreme poverty, stabilizes the world's population, and ushers in the exciting prospects of a new period of sustainable growth.

Jeffrey D.Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. 

Professor Sachs serves as the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project.  He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His latest book is To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.

Professor Sachs has also recently become an IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow.


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