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The United States and Global Sustainable Development: Politics, Policy, and Priorities
Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's most influential development economists. He is the author of 'Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet' (2008) and 'The End of Poverty,' his seminal 2005 prescription for ending extreme poverty in the world by 2025.
From The Earth Institute: 'For more than 20 years Professor Sachs has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as Director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.'
In addition to his work at Columbia University, Sachs is the Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.
Read more about Professor Sachs from The Earth Institute at Columbia.