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Special Lecture: The Age of Sustainable Development

Public special lecture by Jeffrey D. Sachs organised by the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the European Forum Alpbach and Wiener Zeitung

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 columns appear in more than 80 countries. He will discuss the need to address the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability holistically. Professor Sachs on his lecture:

“We have entered a new phase of history, in which the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability must be addressed holistically, or else the world will find itself at dire risk of social instability and environmental calamity. The path ahead is a narrow one, fraught with difficulties and uncertainties, yet the promise of a better life for billions of people is also realistic. With proper policies and global cooperation, ours can be the era that ends extreme poverty, stabilizes the world’s population, and ushers in the exciting prospects of a new period of sustainable growth.”

Date: March 12, 2014, 18:00
Venue: Festsaal of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1010 Vienna, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2)
There will be a reception in the aula of the Academy starting at 17:15.
Language: English (no translation)