Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Director Jeffrey D. Sachs visited Australia on 18–23 May on a highly successful multi-city tour hosted by SDSN Australia/Pacific and Monash and Curtin universities.
Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.”
During his visit, Professor Sachs met with a wide range of stakeholders, including government ministers and shadow ministers, senior government officials, business leaders, and academics, to discuss Australia’s role in advancing sustainable development solutions.
Professor Sachs with Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Chair Sam Mostyn at the Melbourne Town Hall public lecture.Additional highlights of his visit included
- Sold-out public lectures in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra; Over 1000 people attended his lecture at the Melbourne Town Hall
- The launch of the SDSN’s Deep Decarbonisation Pathways project for Australia
- The launch of SDSN Youth Solutions, a regional initiative to engage young people in the creation of innovative and sustainable solutions to global development challenges
- An event on the role of business in sustainable development, hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Australia
This post originally appeared on the SDSN Australia/Pacific Regional Network website.