Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Environment

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2013

"High stakes at the UN on the Sustainable Development Goals," The Lancet, September 19, 2013.

"New United Nations initiative on sustainable development comes to campus," Columbia Spectator, September 17, 2013.

"Global Development’s Winning Goals," Project Syndicate, August 27, 2013.

"A General Equilibrium Model for Analyzing African Rural Subsistence Economies and an African Green Revolution," with John W. McArthur, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative Working Paper 12, June 2013.

"Sustainable Visions," Project Syndicate, June 7, 2013.

"Paths to Sustainable Power," Project Syndicate, March 28, 2013.

"A Better Way to Fight Climate Change," Project Syndicate, February 28, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Mali is just the latest example of failed western thinking," Financial Times, February 7, 2013. [Download PDF]

"America’s New Progressive Era?" Project Syndicate, January 31, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Writing the Future," Project Syndicate, January 24, 2013. Download as [PDF]

2012

"Obama Has Four Years to Fix the Economy," Financial Times, November 11, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Attention, Mr. President: No Politics, Just Our Solutions — Saving the Climate," Parade, November 4, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Government, Geography, and Growth: The True Drivers of Economic Development," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2012. Download as [PDF]

"A Global Solutions Network," Project Syndicate, August 22, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Green Growth and Equity in the Context of Climate Change: Some Considerations," with Shiv Someshwar. ADBI Working Paper Series 371, July 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Our Summer of Climate Truth," Project Syndicate, July 27, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"A Rio Report Card," Project Syndicate, June 18, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals," The Lancet, June 9, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"The future of development goals," in the Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2012[Download as PDF]

"A World Adrift," Project Syndicate, 22 April 2012. [Download as PDF]

"How I would lead the World Bank," Washington Post, March 1, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Sustainable Humanity," Project Syndicate, January 31, 2012. [Download as PDF]

2011

"What sort of world awaits the seven billionth person?" Irish Times, October 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Murdoch Legacy," Huffington Post, October 10, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"In the Front Line," Our Planet, September 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Famine and Hope in the Horn of Africa." Project Syndicate. July 31, 2011. [Download as PDF]

2010

"Fighting for Survival: Sustainability in the Gulf" with Irwin Redlener, M.D. The Huffington Post. November 1, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"A New Path to a Low-Carbon Economy," Project Syndicate, October 27, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Making Sense of the Climate Impasse," Huffington Post, August 2, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Monitoring the world's agriculture," with Roseline Remans et al., Nature, July 29, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"After the earthquake, how to rebuild Haiti from scratch." The Washington Post. 17 January 2010. [Download as PDF]

2009

"Hold the rich nations to their word," Financial Times, 16 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"End the Politics -- Let Scientists and Engineers Lead," Huffington Post, 3 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Enough posturing politics. Time to let the experts lead." The Guardian. 2 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Transgressing Planetary Boundaries," Scientific American, December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"A Clunker of a Climate Policy." Scientific American. November 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Biodivesity Conservation and the Millennium Development Goals." with Jonathan E. M. Baillie, William J. Sutherland, Paul R. Armsworth, Neville Ash, John Beddington, Tim M. Blackburn, Ben Collen, Barry Gardiner, Kevin J. Gaston, H. Charles J. Godfray, Rhys E. Green, Paul H. Harvey, Brett House, Sandra Knapp, Noëlle F. Kümpel, David W. Macdonald, Georgina M. Mace, James Mallet, Adam Matthews, Robert M. May, Owen Petchey, Andy Purvis, Dilys Roe, Kamran Safi , Kerry Turner, Matt Walpole, Robert Watson, Kate E. Jones. Science. 18 September 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Still Needed: A Climate Plan", Scientific American, July 2009

"Still Needed: A Climate Plan." Scientific American. July 2009.

"3 billion poor people need world's help." CNN.com. 20 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Transforming the Auto Industry." Scientific American. February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"An Industrial Policy for Climate Change." McKinsey Quarterly. 23 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"How to Bring Back the Big 3." Fortune. 17 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Eight Principles for a Global Agreement on Climate Change." COP15 UN Climate Change Change Conference Blog. 28 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Smallholder Food Production and Poverty Reduction: Principles for a Financial Coordination Mechanism to Support Smallholder Farmers." Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the Madrid Conference on Food Security,
Chaired by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. IDEAS Foundation. 26 January 2009.
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2008

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 2008.

"Extreme Poverty," with Gordon C. McCord, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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"Looking after the Future." Scientific American. November 2008.

"Elite Education, Advanced Research and Innovation - Europe and the US in the Face of Challenges from the 'New World'" 8th Haniel Lecture, Duisburg, Germany, November 13, 2008
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"Better Cities, Better Life: Challenges for Shanghai." Shanghai Daily. 12 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Using Carbon Taxes to Pay for Development." Financial Times. 24 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Millennium Goals at the Midpoint." Scientific American. August 2008.

"Land, Water and Conflict." Newsweek. July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change: feed it and weep, or lead and reap." Sydney Morning Herald. 25 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"How to Solve the Growing Global Food Crisis, in Three Steps." NY Daily News. 23 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"A User's Guide to the Century." The National Interest. 2 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Less talk, more action needed." The Guardian. 25 June 2008.

"The Challenge of Sustainable Development in Asia." International Herald Tribune. 16 June 2008.

"The African Green Revolution." Scientific American. May 2008.

"How to Feed the World." Newsweek. 10 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Bhagwati and Sachs on the Food Crisis." International Herald Tribune. 7 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Technological Keys to Climate Protection." Scientific American. March 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Common Wealth." TIME Magazine. March 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change after Bali." Scientific American. February 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Paths to Peace Through Compassion, Cooperation and Sustainable Development." SGI, 24 January 2009.

2007

"Meaningful Goals for Climate Talks." Scientific American. December 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change and the Law." Scientific American. November 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change Refugees." Scientific American. June 2007.
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"How I'd fix the World Bank." Fortune. 26 June 2007.
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"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"Threats of War, Chances for Peace," Scientific American. March 2007.

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"A Climate For Change." TIME Magazine. 8 March 2007.

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"Moving Beyond Kyoto." Scientifc American. February 2007.
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2006

"The Challenge of Sustainable Water." Scientific American. December 2006.
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"Fiddling While the Planet Burns." Scientific American. October 2006.
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"Does Conservation Matter to the Poor?" Nature Conservancy Magazine. Summer 2006. 
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"Ecology and Political Upheaval." Scientific American. July 2006.
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"Pay for it Now, or Pay for it Later." The Globe and Mail. 19 June 2006.
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"Investments Toward Sustainable Development," with Walter V. Reid. Science, Vol. 312. 19 May 2006.
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2005

"A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Energy," with Klaus Lackner. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2. 2005.
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Millennium Project, (Director),  Earthscan: New York, 2005.

“What it will take to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development International, Fifteenth Edition, September 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"The Millennium Project: A plan to meet the Millennium Development Goals," Lancet, Vol. 365, January 22, 2005.
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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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2004

“We Can End World Hunger: Here’s How,” with Pedro Sanchez, World Ark, November/ December 2004.
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"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 2004.
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"Mother of All Headaches," Review of The End of Oil and Energy at the CrossroadsOnEarth Magazine, Summer 2004.
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"Seeking a Global Solution: The Copenhagen Consensus neglects the need to tackle climate change," Nature, August 12, 2004.
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"Sustainable Development," Science, April 30 2004.
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2003

"Getting Through the Bottleneck," Our Planet: The Magazine of the UNEP, Vol. 13 No 4. (2003 Issue: Globalization, Poverty, Trade, and the Environment)  [Download as PDF]

"The Strategic Significance of Global Inequality," (reprint) Environmental Change and Security Project Report, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Issue 9, 2003.
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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 2003.
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"America's disastrous energy plan,"Financial Times, December 23, 2003
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2002

"Compensation for 'Meaningful Participation' in Climate Change Control: A Modest Proposal and Empirical Analysis" with T. Panayotou and A. Peterson Zwane, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,  43, pp. 437-454, 2002.
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"The Essential Ingredient," New Scientist, August 17, 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Rapid Population Growth Saps Development." Science. July 19, 2002.
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2001

"Reducing the Vulnerability to Natural Disasters: Hurricane Mitch and Central America," with Juan Carlos Barahona, Eduardo Doryan and Felipe B. Larrain Economic Development in Central America, Vol. II: Structural Reform edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"What's good for the poor is good for America," The Economist.  July 12, 2001
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"The Curse of Natural Resources," with Andrew Warner, European Economic Review, Vol. 45, May 2001.
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"The Geography of Poverty and Wealth," with Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. Scientific American. March 2001.
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"Tropical Underdevelopment," NBER Working Paper 8119.  February 2001.
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(based on speech prepared for Economic History Association Annual Meeting, September 2000 and CID Working Paper No. 57, December 2000)
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"The Best Possible Investment in Africa". New York Times. February 10, 2001. CIDNEWS. [Download as PDF]

2000

"Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve Driven by Structural Change? What Extended Time Series May Imply for Developing Countries" with Theo Panayotou and Alix Peterson. CAER II No. 80, 2000.
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"Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development," with Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup in Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler, Oxford University Press, 2000.
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(Previously "Climate, Water Navigability, and Economic Development," with Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup, CID Working Paper No. 24, September 1999. [PDF])

"Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press, 2000.
Reprinted in Spanish as "Recursos Naturales y Desarollo Economico" in Mineria y Desarollo, Gustavo Lagos (ed.), Foro en Economia de Minerales, Vol. 3, 2005.
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"A New Map of the World," The Economist, June 24 2000. (Reprinted in Imagining Tomorrow: Rethinking the Global Challenge. K. Sharma, ed. UN Millenium Assembly, August 2000).
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1999

"Why Do Resource-Abundant Economies Grow More Slowly?," with Francisco Rodriguez in Journal for Economic Growth, 4, pp. 277- 303, September 1999.
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(previously "Natural Resources and Economic Growth: A Quantitative Exploration," with Francisco Rodriguez, mimeo, HIID, Spring 1999 [PDF]).

"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

1995

"Natural Resources Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, HIID Development Discussion Paper #517a, October 1995.
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"Economies in Transition: Some Aspects of Environmental Policy," in Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development. Bedich Moldan (ed.), Workshop Proceeding, January 12-14, 1995, Prhonice, Czech Republic, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
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0000

"The New Geopolitics." Scientific American. June 2006.
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"Surging Food Prices and Global Stability." Scientific American. June 2008.

"It's too late to seal a global climate deal. But we need action, not Kyoto II." The Guardian. 30 September 2009.

"Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on the world's post-MDG future," SciDev.Net, June 12, 2013.