Sustainable Development

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  • Food for Sustainable Development

    Sachs and co-author Angelo Riccaboni argue that all companies within the food sector must adopt clear guidelines, metrics, and reporting standards to align with the Sustainable Development Goals.  Angelo Riccaboni is Chair of the Santa Chiara Lab at the University of Siena and Chair of the PRIMA Foundation.

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  • The Amazon Rainforest is Burning. Be Afraid.

    The global impact of the climate crisis is the ultimate reminder that, like it or not, we’re all hitched together. When you cut down the Amazon or dig up the coalfields of Montana, you’re messing with the future of the entire planet. And it’s time for the entire planet to say no.

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  • Jeffrey Sachs on Why the Global Goals are Urgent, and How Tech Can Help

    In conversation with David Kirkpatrick, Sachs discusses our interconnected national and global crises and how we can make a healthier, more inclusive, and environmentally sustainable world.

    This video originally aired March 21, 2019

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  • The Green New Deal isn’t Outlandish - It is a Necessity

    Sachs considers the question of how we get to zero-carbon economies by 2050, not only in the US, but in Europe, China, India, and the rest of the world. Sachs is a regular contributor to The Hill

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  • Jeffrey Sachs: Ending child poverty is within reach

    Children are not only our most precious possession but also our most fragile. This may not seem correct: we are reminded constantly of the indomitable human spirit, of children rising from great poverty and hardship to the greatest heights of success. Such examples warm our hearts and yet mislead our judgment. Countless children suffer lifetimes of difficulty as the result of early childhood poverty, and millions worldwide die each year because their families are too poor to keep them alive.

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  • Fully filling the Global Fund

    In this article, Jeffrey Sachs outlines the need for the Global Fund - how it has and should continue to help decrease the rates of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria that currently kill around 2.5 million people per year. 

    Sachs argues that "In a world divided by conflict and greed, the Global Fund's fight against the three epidemic diseases is a matter of enlightened self-interest. It is also a reminder of how much humanity can accomplish when we cooperate to save lives."

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  • America Is Falling Far Behind On Key World Goals

    The idea of sustainable development is that every nation (and local community) should aim for a triple bottom line: economic prosperity, social justice and environmental sustainability. However, many of our politicians have never warmed to the idea.

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