What is Sustainable Development and How Can We Achieve It?

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Host: Professor Jeffrey D Sachs
Location: New Theatre, East Building, LSE Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE UK
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D Sachs


The world has agreed to adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development after 2015. Professor Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the choice of SDGs and a policy and normative framework to achieve them.

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. He has twice been named among Time magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Timemagazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economistmagazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade.

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