Sachs, Jeffrey.

The age of sustainable development / Jeffrey D. Sachs ; [foreword by Ban Ki-Moon]. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2015. - xvi, 543 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-519) and index.

Introduction to sustainable development -- An unequal world -- A brief history of economic development -- Why some countries developed while others stayed poor -- Ending extreme poverty -- Planetary boundaries -- Social inclusion -- Education for all -- Health for all -- Food security -- Resilient cities -- Climate change -- Saving biodiversity and protecting ecosystem services -- Sustainable development goals. Introduction to sustainable development. What is sustainable development? ; An introduction to economic growth ; Continuing poverty in the midst of plenty ; Global environmental threats caused by economic development ; Pathways to sustainable development -- An unequal world. Incomes around the world ; Urban-rural inequality ; Income inequality within countries ; Measuring wellbeing ; Convergence or divergence? -- A brief history of economic development. The age of modern economic growth ; The Industrial Revolution begins in England ; The great waves of technological change ; The diffusion of economic growth ; Economic development since World War II: the making of globalization -- Why some countries developed while others stayed poor. The idea of clinical economics ; A further look at geography: transport, energy, disease, and crops ; The role of culture: demography, education and gender ; The role of politics ; Which countries are still stuck in poverty? -- Ending extreme poverty. The reasons to believe that extreme poverty can be ended ; Strategies to end extreme poverty ; South Asia: the continuing challenge of food supply ; A closer look at official development assistance ; Designing practical interventions: the case of the Millennium Villages -- Planetary boundaries. Planetary boundaries ; Growth dynamics ; The case of energy ; The case of food ; Population dynamics and sustainable development ; Economic growth within planetary boundaries -- Social inclusion. The ethics of wealth, poverty, and inequality ; United Nations declarations, covenants, and the MDGs ; Divided societies ; Forces of widening inequalities ; Gender inequality -- Education for all. Life cycle approach to human development ; Early childhood development ; The rising returns of education and the supply response ; Social mobility ; The role of higher education in technological advance -- Health for all. Universal health coverage ; Poverty and disease ; Designing and financing primary health systems in low-income countries ; Ten recommended steps to health for all in the poorest countries ; The continuing challenges of health coverage in the high-income countries -- Food security. Sustainable food supply and the end of hunger ; Farm systems, ecology, and food security ; How environmental change threatens the food system ; How the food system threatens the environment ; Toward a sustainable global food supply -- Resilient cities. The patterns of urbanization around the world ; What makes a city sustainable, green, and resilient? ; Smart infrastructure ; Urban resilience ; Planning sustainable development -- Climate change. The basic science of climate change ; The consequences of human-induced climate change ; Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius ; Adaptation ; The politics of carbon dioxide mitigation -- Saving biodiversity and protecting ecosystem services. What is biodiversity? ; Biodiversity under threat ; Oceans and fisheries ; Deforestation ; International dynamics -- Sustainable development goals. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) ; Goal-based development ; Financing for sustainable development ; Principles of good governance ; Is sustainable development feasible?

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Sustainable development.
Economic development projects -- Environmental aspects.

--GI 630--Highly correlated

HC79.E5 / S22 2015

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