Jeffrey D. Sachs Keynote Topics
The End of Poverty: How to Get It in Our Time
On his bestseller, The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs offers a roadmap to follow the path to a more prosperous, poverty-free, and safer world. Sachs states that for the first time in history, our generation has a unique opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty in the world's neediest countries and areas. Is it possible to stop the vicious cycle of diseases, systemic indebtedness and natural catastrophes that keeps billions of the earth's inhabitants behind? After having been an economic advisor to governments, politicians and world organizations, and working in more than 100 different countries, Sachs combines his incredible experience with his CV as one of the best economists of our time to offer a current map of poverty in the world and why the gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen, instead of narrowing. By explaining the causes of economic prosperity, Sachs offers thought-provoking data and economic solutions that combine political, environmental, ethical and social aspects to propose policies that affect the poorest countries emerging from the cycle of poverty in the coming decades.
Globalization, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development
Jeffrey Sachs predicts that our future as a species, and that of our planet, is at stake. The almost 8 billion people who inhabit it, compete with each other to climb positions in the world economy, increasingly connected thanks to new technologies, trade and migration, and the growing and worrying threat of environmental disasters. Is our survival and that of the planet guaranteed? It is urgent to take action and immediately undertake reforms. Building on his bestseller, the Era of Sustainable Development, Sachs argues that states should prioritize that their economies continue to grow and develop sustainably. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved in 2015 by the 193 UN Member States should be the framework and guide to follow to save the planet and leave it in better condition for the following generations. Sachs believes that the combination of poverty reduction and social inclusion, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability can be achieved through them.
Building the New Economy: Smart, Fair and Sustainable
Building on his latest bestseller, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable, Sachs offers an action plan / manifesto for the United States - although applicable to the rest of the States of the world - towards achieving sustainable development. In the era of political division and with booms of populism and denialist policies in the face of climate change, Sachs emphasizes not only economic but social and environmental objectives in the political configuration. If states continue to pursue unbridled economic growth alone, without paying attention to the widening social gap and economic inequality, and to dangerous environmental threats, they will even jeopardize growth itself. Sachs warns of these dangers, and offers countries specific ideas and solutions to achieve economic progress that is fair, protects the environment, and reduces inequalities in our society. The future may be bright, but we must act now.