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Sustain What - A Crash Course in Multi-Crisis Thinking and Doing with Jeff Sachs

July 29, 2020
DESCRIPTION: When everything appears to be unraveling at once – with a surging pandemic, the Amazon ablaze, global cooperation fraying, a polarizing presidency – where do you start?

Consult a master of super-wicked analysis -- In this case, University Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs of Columbia University, an economist, analyst of sustainability solutions, education innovator, and problem solver called on by the United Nations, Vatican and global health organizations when times are tough. And are they ever tough.

We'll talk about Sachs's new role directing The Lancet COVID-19 Commission.
https://bit.ly/lancetcovid19

We'll review how the pandemic is affecting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and have a look at SDGs Today -- a new online dashboard of indicators and educational content:
http://sdgstoday.org/

We'll check in on the Science Panel for the Amazon, which Sachs is helping spearhead.
https://www.unsdsn.org/post-title
A new website aims to build public engagement with the ecological and societal costs of intensifying deforestation pressures: https://www.theamazonwewant.org/

And we'll fit in time to discuss Jeff Sachs's new book: "The Ages of Globalization":
http://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-ages-of-globalization/9780231193740

This webcast is produced by Andy Revkin, founding director of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability. Learn more: http://sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu

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