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Jeffrey Sachs Awarded 2022 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development for Leading Transdisciplinary Sustainability Science

News, Announcement | 18 June 2022

// A world-renowned professor in economics who has made great contributions to the establishment and promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Prof. Sachs served as Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General, and is currently Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University as well as President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).  He is awarded for 'leading transdisciplinary sustainability science and creating the multilateral movement for its applications from village to nation and to the world,' according to the selection committee’s citation. 

With regard to promoting the UN SDGs, Prof. Sachs began his engagement from their very inception when the idea was first broached at the 'Rio+20' conference in June 2012 and offered his help based on this experience of implementing MDGs.  To promote the SDGs, also in 2012, Prof. Sachs led a global consortium of universities and think tanks under the auspices of then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which functions as the largest global knowledge-based think tank to help countries achieve the SDGs.  The SDSN has produced many highly influential reports, conducted academic studies, offered online courses, and held hundreds of SDG-related meetings around the world each year.  The SDSN now has over 1600 member institutions in 47 networks across 137 countries. //

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Jeffrey Sachs Awarded 2022 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development for Leading Transdisciplinary Sustainability Science

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18 June 2022

// A world-renowned professor in economics who has made great contributions to the establishment and promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Prof. Sachs served as Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General, and is currently Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University as well as President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).  He is awarded for 'leading transdisciplinary sustainability science and creating the multilateral movement for its applications from village to nation and to the world,' according to the selection committee’s citation. 

With regard to promoting the UN SDGs, Prof. Sachs began his engagement from their very inception when the idea was first broached at the 'Rio+20' conference in June 2012 and offered his help based on this experience of implementing MDGs.  To promote the SDGs, also in 2012, Prof. Sachs led a global consortium of universities and think tanks under the auspices of then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which functions as the largest global knowledge-based think tank to help countries achieve the SDGs.  The SDSN has produced many highly influential reports, conducted academic studies, offered online courses, and held hundreds of SDG-related meetings around the world each year.  The SDSN now has over 1600 member institutions in 47 networks across 137 countries. //

Read this article in full: https://bit.ly/3tOElj3

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