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Goal-based development: Do they actually work? - Revisiting the UN goal-setting as a policy tool with Professor Jeffrey Sachs of SDSN

SDG Learncast

Goals are an essential part of any action agenda. Together with setting targets, indicators, and timetables, goals can help measure progress, keep different actors and stakeholders on track, and allow for the assessment of achievement of any action agenda. However, conceptual questions need to be asked about whether they really work, what kind of incentives they create, when they are most effective in achieving their policy goals, and what unintended consequences they lead to, if any.  In this episode, we revisit the UN goal-setting as a policy tool for development, which guided the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our guest speaker is Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the President of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and also the host of the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs, a monthly interview with renowned authors about their groundbreaking work in history, social justice, sustainable development in more. Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economist and Columbia University professor and author of books on economics. Want to learn more about sustainable development and learning? Subscribe to SDG Learncast. Visit UN SDG:Learn website at www.unsdglearn.org to get the latest learning offers on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. The transcript of the podcast is available at https://www.unsdglearn.org/podcast/.  The opinions expressed in the SDG Learncast podcasts are solely those of the authors. They do not reflect the opinions or views of UN SDG:Learn, its Joint Secretariat, and partners.


22 Aug 2021

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Lowy Institute Conversations: Jeffrey Sachs on global cooperation and sustainable development

Lowy Institute

In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Alexandre Dayant talks with Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. They assess the state of global cooperation in the time of COVID-19, and the role the United States and Australia must play to foster worldwide inclusive economic recovery. They also discuss the impact of a possible intellectual property waiver for vaccines, as well as the responsibility of Australia in the face of the adverse consequences of climate change, especially in the Pacific. 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 commentaries appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and has twice been named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty.


10 Aug 2021

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33. Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Development

Hear This Idea

Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and author of many bestselling books. In this episode, we talk about The need to reform the international financial system; The role of mitigating global catastrophic risk in sustainable development; The importance of expert advice and political leadership. You can read much more about the topics we cover in this episode in our accompanying write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/sachs. There you'll find links to all the videos and articles Sachs mentions, plus further reading. If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like some of our other interviews: Eva Vivalt on evidence-based policy; Armond Cohen on climate change; Luke Freeman on Giving What We Can. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future guests, feel free to get in touch through our website. Consider leaving us a review wherever you're listening to this. And if you want to support the show more directly and help us keep hosting these episodes online, consider leaving a tip. Thanks for listening!


19 Jul 2021

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Jeffrey Sachs: America vs. Everyone

Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson

Jeff Sachs talks with Rob Johnson about US-China relations, the tragedy of modern geopolitics, and how our current race to the bottom could be reversed.

1hr 5mins

15 Jul 2021

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On Global Inequality | Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, Ravi Kanbur, Mthuli Ncube and Petya Koeva-Brooks

WESPOD: Challenging Perspectives

“The online world, our world, was able to continue and in some way even to benefit hugely from this pandemic, as everybody has come to understand the richest people in the world got vastly richer in the past 12 months” This episode of WESPOD features a distinguished panel of speakers on the topic of Global Inequalities. The panel includes: Joseph Stiglitz, who is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Ravi Kanbur is the Co-Chair of the Food Economics Commission Mthuli Ncube is the Finance Minister of Zimbabwe Past Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank Petya Koeva-Brooks is the Deputy Director in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department Jeffrey Sachs, President of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Tune in for a fascinating discussion of sustainable development, the impact of Covid-19 on global sustainability goals, and the consequences of the pandemic on global inequality. Don't forget to follow us for more challenging perspectives! Instagram: @warwickeconsummit / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarwickEconomicsSummit More on our linktree: https://linktr.ee/WES_Socials --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wespod/message

1hr 23mins

3 May 2021

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Jeffrey Sachs on Biden's Infrastructure Goals | Yonah Freemark on the American Jobs Plan's Transportation Priorities

The Climate Pod

This week, two expert guests, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Yonah Freemark, join the show to talk about the American Jobs Plan and how we can better decarbonize our economy with smart infrastructure spending. Professor Sachs explains how to best aim spending plans to create sustainable jobs, build up a green economy, and reduce inequality in the process. Freemark tells us why transportation emissions keep increasing, how to get fewer cars on the road, and the importance of federal and local coordination on transportation plans.  About Our Guests:  Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He is the author of several books including The End of Poverty, The Age of Sustainable Development, and The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions. He hosts the new podcast Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs. Yonah Freemark is a senior research associate in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, where he researches the intersection of land use, affordable housing, and transportation. You can read his recent Op-Ed "How to ensure Biden's climate-focused transportation plans turn out sustainable and equitable" in The Hill. You can follow his work at Urban.org or his blog The Transport Politic. Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website! 

1hr 4mins

7 Apr 2021

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Climate, geopolitics, and trade with Jeffrey Sachs

What Comes After What Comes Next

Kia ora!Welcome back for the second series of What Comes After What Comes Next, Aotearoa New Zealand's number one podcast about how we tackle the climate crisis and renew our economies in a post-pandemic world. To kick off series two James catches up with "probably the most important economist in the world"* Professor Jeffrey Sachs. *according to the New York Times, no less.James chatted to Jeff about climate change, global trade, and geo-politics. So, you know, just a couple of light topics to get you into series two. Hope you enjoy it. For those of you who do not know him, Professor Sachs is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and over the course of his career has served as Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General.  He has also authored some of the world’s most influential book on economics, development, and climate change, and counts President Biden and John Kerry as good friends.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Mar 2021

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Towards a Better World with Jeffrey Sachs: Director's Cut

Let's Talk About Water

Mark World Water Day on March 22 by checking out our extended director's cut of "Towards a Greener, Better World with Jeffrey Sachs". Tune in as Dr. Sachs dives deeper into how humanity's 50,000-year-old dependence on conflict and suspicion keep us from enjoying the full benefits of our technological revolution. When we forget about territory or division and focus on innovation and exchange, Dr. Sachs argues, we can accomplish great things – to heal the planet and change the world.


11 Mar 2021

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Towards a Greener, Better World with Jeffrey Sachs

Let's Talk About Water

World-renowned economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs believes humanity can leap forward with science and technology – but only if we drop our primeval addiction to war and conflict. We can create new vaccines in less than a year or measure water below ground using satellites in spaces, but political institutions are still locked in a 50,000-year-old "Us vs. Them" mindset that prevents global cooperation and advancement. With a broader, more inclusive worldview, Dr. Sachs says, we can create a more sustainable planet.


8 Mar 2021

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Prof Jeffrey Sachs - Building Back Better: Sustainability Post-COVID-19

IIEA Talks

In his address to the IIEA, Professor Sachs discusses how global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to ‘build back better’ in seeking sustainable and equitable solutions to longstanding challenges. Professor Sachs considers how this can be achieved and what kind of blueprint the Sustainable Development Goals provide for recovery. Professor Sachs reflects on the obstacles facing these efforts and the role to be played by a multilateral approach and the United Nations.This event is part of our Development Matters lecture series supported by Irish Aid.About the Speaker:Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is a renowned economist, author, educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He currently serves as Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and a UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Among his prior roles, Professor Sachs held the positions of Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon and Antonio Guterres. He is the author of numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers, and was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize for environmental leadership.


10 Nov 2020