Jeffrey D. Sachs

  • World leaders will meet at a special session of the UN General Assembly on September 25 to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and also to agree on a timetable for a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MDGs, adopted in 2000, will conclude ...

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  • The surest bet on the future of energy is the need for low-carbon energy supplies. Around 80 percent of the world’s primary energy today is carbon based: coal, oil, and gas. We will need to shift to no- or low-carbon energy by the mid-century. The big questions are how and when.Low-carbon ...

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  • Great social change occurs in several ways. A technological breakthrough - the steam engine, computers, the Internet - may play a leading role. Visionaries may inspire a demand for justice. Political leaders may lead a broad reform movement, as with Franklin Roosevelt and the ‘New ...

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