The Age of Sustainable Development, Paperback / softback Book

The Age of Sustainable Development Paperback / softback


Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development.

In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action.

Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 300 color illustrations
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development economics
  • ISBN: 9780231173155

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops