ESOP Public Lecture with Jeffrey Sachs: "Norway, the World, and Sustainable Development"

ESOP invites to a public lecture with professor Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University. Sachs is a leading scholar in sustainable development and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs. Photo: Columbia University.

The global sustainable development challenge:

  • The fight against poverty has made progress under the Millennium Development Goals, but more than one billion people still live in extreme poverty. Inequality and social exclusion are widening within most countries.
  •  The human impacts on the environment have already reached dangerous levels. The world urgently needs a framework for sustainable development that can end poverty, increase social inclusion and sustain the planet.
  • Politics around the world too often focuses on short‐term issues. Governments often lack the timely information needed for long‐term sustainable‐development strategies.
  • What can be done?

About Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is a Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals and a bestselling author perhaps best known for his book "The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time".

Practical information

No background knowledge is necessary in order to benefit from the lecture and the lecture is open for all.

No registration is required.

The lecture will be in English.


Mari Gakkestad (press contact at ESOP)


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Published Apr. 18, 2016 12:45 PM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2017 4:18 PM