Prof. Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He was a leading figure in creating the Millenium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, serving as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General from 2001-2018. He is the author of "The End of Poverty" (2005), "Common Wealth" (2008) and most recently "The Ages of Globalization" (2020).
We are very keen to ask Prof. Sachs questions that he might not have come across before. In particular, we want to ask him:
- What a post-2030 SDG agenda could look like, and how it might align with EA thinking, especially incorporating the welfare of future generations and animals
- How Covid has changed his thinking about sustainability, and what the international community could do to take GCRs/X-risks more seriously
If you have a question you would like to ask Prof. Sachs, we would love to hear it. This could be about any of the cause areas mentioned, the role of law in EA more generally, or anything else.
Fin and I always find these comments useful, and we will pick our favourites (weighted by upvotes). Thanks all!