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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he directed The Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is also President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Sachs is the author, most recently, of "A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism" (2020). Other books include: "Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable" (2017) and The Age of Sustainable Development," (2015) with Ban Ki-moon.


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Ukraine Needs a Negotiated Peace Because Everyone Will Lose This War of Attrition

Despite the brutality of Russia's assault, Ukraine should intensify the search for a negotiated peace of the kind that was on the table in March, but which was abandoned following atrocities in Bucha.

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The Only Answer to the War in Ukraine Is a Negotiated Peace Deal

By prioritizing peace instead of NATO enlargement, the US would rally the support of much more of the world and thereby help to bring peace to Ukraine and security and stability for the entire world.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


A Blueprint for a Reasonable Path to Peace for Ukraine

The sooner such terms are agreed, the more likely we are to avoid the path to World War III.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Urgent Diplomacy Needed to Save Ukraine From Further Suffering and Catastrophe

The history of conflicts in the nuclear age has made clear that compromise is the only safe option.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The Class War—Waged and Being Won by the Rich—Is Destroying US Democracy

The US has become a country of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich and we remain in the throes of a struggle to overcome decades of political corruption and social neglect.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


How to Fix the Climate Finance Debacle

The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow suffered the same lack of trust between developing and developed countries that has burdened global climate negotiations for almost three decades. Financing is at the heart of the rupture, and the time has come for a new approach.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


To Govern and Win Elections, Democrats Must Defeat Corporate Lobby—Not Surrender to It

The corporate lobbies have been waging a relentless and largely successful battle against higher taxes on the corporations and the rich, even though the public supports increasing taxation.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


5 Urgent Steps Needed to Vaccinate the World and End This Pandemic

We must treat universal vaccine coverage as an urgently needed global public good, not as an eventual outcome of market forces.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·

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