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The age of sustainable development

Author: Jeffrey D Sachs
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs presents a compelling and practical framework to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey D Sachs
ISBN: 9780231173155 0231173156
OCLC Number: 920352229
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Commended for 2015 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction 2015
Commended for One of EnvironmentGuru's Best Books of 2015 2015
Commended for One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2015 2015
Commended for One of New Scientist's Best Reads from 2015 2015
Short-listed for Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science 2017
Description: XIV, 543 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to Sustainable Development 2. An Unequal World 3. A Brief History of Economic Development 4. Why Some Countries Developed While Others Stayed Poor 5. Ending Extreme Poverty 6. Planetary Boundaries 7. Social Inclusion 8. Education for All 9. Health for All 10. Food Security 11. Resilient Cities 12. Climate Change 13. Saving Biodiversity and Protecting Ecosystem Services 14. Sustainable Development Goals Bibliography Index
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Jeff Sachs's admirable book explains what sustainable development means, why it matters, and our history in relation to our environment. It shows how the pattern of growth we have followed has placed Read more...

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