Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and author of many bestselling books.

In our (audio) interview, we talk about:

  • The need to reform the international financial system and provide developing countries with access to cheap credit — especially during global emergencies;
  • Where he sees the role of mitigating global catastrophic risk in sustainable development, given the dramatic effect Covid-19 had in disrupting anti-poverty measures;
  • The importance of expert advice and political leadership, reflecting on the importance of the IPCC in tackling climate change.

In the (text) article, we provide both more detail and further readings for listeners who want to find out more.

I'm posting this in case anyone wanted to share their thoughts on the topics covered in this episode. This is in the spirit of MichaelA's suggestion of posting all EA-relevant content here on the forum. Cheers!




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