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Books for the Course

Sachs, Jeffrey, The Age of Sustainable Development (Available in stores and online)
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Angus Maddison, The World Economy http://www.oecdilibrary.org/docserver/download/4106021e.pdf?
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Reading List
Week 1: What is Sustainable Development?

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The Age of Sustainable Development (coursebook chapter 1)


Draft Framework for Sustainable Development, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
(22 pages) http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/121220-Draft-Framework-ofSustainable-Development1.pdf

Presentation on Realizing the Future We Want for All, UN System Task Team on the Post-2015
Development Agenda
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/presentation_untt_report.pdf

Part I: Our Common Vision of The Future We Want outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference
(3 pages) http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/66/288&Lang=E

Executive Summary of A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies
Through Sustainable Development, The Secretary Generals High Level Panel of Eminent Persons
on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (3 pages) http://www.post2015hlp.org/wpcontent/uploads/2013/05/UN-Report.pdf

A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and
advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015, Report of the UN Secretary
General (19 pages) http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/A%20Life%20of%20Dignity%20for
%20All.pdf

Executive Summary of An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Sustainable


Development Solutions Network (3 pages) http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/11/An-Action-Agenda-forSustainable-Development.pdf
Week 2: Economic development How we measure it, how it varies around the world

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Economic development How we measure it, how it varies around the world
(coursebook chapter 2)

Global Profile of Extreme Poverty and Hunger, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/121015-Profile-of-Extreme-Poverty.pdf

Optional reading: Helliwell, John, Richard Layard and Jeffrey D. Sachs, World Happiness Report
2013. http://unsdsn.org/resources/publications/world-happiness-report-2013/
Week 3: A Short History of Economic Development

Sachs, Jeffrey D. A Short History of Economic Development (coursebook chapter 3)


Maddison, Angus. The World Economy (available on Google Books). Chapter 1: Introduction and
Summary and pp. 125-130

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty Chapter 2: The Spread of Economic Prosperity
Gallup, John, Andrew Mellinger and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Climate, Coastal Proximity, and
Development, Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P.
Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler, Oxford University Press, 2000.
http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sitefiles/file/about/director/pubs/OxfordHandbook2000.pdf
Week 4: Why Did Some Countries Advance While Others Remained in Poverty?

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Why Did Some Countries Advance While Others Remained in Poverty?
(coursebook chapter 4)

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty. Chapter 3: Why Some Countries Fail to Thrive and Chapter 4:
Clinical Economics (39 pages)

Sachs, Jeffrey D., et al. Ending Africas Poverty Trap pp. 1-22
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/BPEAEndingAfricasPovertyTrapFINAL.pdf

Sachs, Jeffrey D., et al. Pathways to Deep Decarbonization 2014 report. http://unsdsn.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/09/DDPP_Digit.pdf
Week 5: The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty (coursebook chapter 5)
United Nations Millennium Declaration (9 pages)
http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.pdf

Investing in Development Overview Report, UN Millennium Project (65 pages)


http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/overviewEngLowRes.pdf

The Millennium Villages Project: The Next Five Years 2011-2015, (40 pages but with lots of
pictures) http://www.millenniumvillages.org/uploads/ReportPaper/MVP_Next5yrs_2011.pdf

Global Developments Winning Goals, Project Syndicate http://www.projectsyndicate.org/commentary/ensuring-the-success-of-the-un-s-sustainable-development...


Week 6: Growth within Planetary Boundaries

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Growth within Planetary Boundaries (coursebook chapter 6)


Sustainable Development and Planetary Boundaries by Johan Rockstrom et al. (22 pages)
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/sustainable-development-and-planetaryboundaries.pdf

Rockstrom, Johan. A safe operating space for humanity, Nature PDF File
Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, Report of the Secretary Generals
Global Sustainability Panel. Chapter II: Progress Towards Sustainable Development pp. 15-27
https://en.unesco.org/system/files/GSP_Report_web_final.pdf

Global Environmental Outlook 5: Summary for Policy Makers (20 pages)


http://www.unep.org/geo/pdfs/GEO5_SPM_English.pdf

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes


Week 7: Human Rights and Gender Equality

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Human Rights and Gender Equality (coursebook chapter 7)


Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml
United Nations Millennium Declaration http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.htm
Overview and Key Messages from the Report on the Inequalities Consultation. The World We
Want: 2015 http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/308651

Social Inclusion & Human Rights: Implications for 2030 and Beyond, Background paper for the
High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (6 pages)
http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/130114-Social-Exclusion-and-Human-RightsPaper-for-HLP....

Taking Action: Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering Women, UN Millennium Project Task
Force on Gender Equality. Executive Summary (26 pages)
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/Gender-frontmatter.pdf

Addressing inequalities: The heart of the post-2015 agenda and the future we want for all, UN
System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (15 pages)
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/thinkpieces/10_inequalities.pdf
Week 8: Education

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Education (coursebook chapter 8)


Sachs, Jeffrey D. The Lost Generations, Project Syndicate http://www.projectsyndicate.org/commentary/education--nutrition--and-health-care-are-the-best-inves...

Education and skills for inclusive and sustainable development beyond 2015, UN System Task
Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (16 pages)
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/thinkpieces/4_education.pdf

International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice Final Report,


Executive Summary (10 pages)
http://globalmdp.org/sites/ei.civicactions.net/files/InternationalCommissionReport.pdf

Education for All: Global Monitoring Report, Summary (46 pages)


http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002175/217509E.pdf
Week 9: Universal Health Coverage

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Universal Health Coverage (coursebook chapter 9)


Investing in Health for Economic Development, Report of the Commission on Macroeconomics
and Health. Executive Summary (20 pages)
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2001/924154550x.pdf

One Million Community Health Worker Fact Sheet


http://1millionhealthworkers.org/files/2013/01/CHW_FactSheet_Final.pdf

Bill Gates 2013 Annual Letter (19 pages)


http://www.gatesfoundation.org/~/media/GFO/Documents/Annual
%20Letters/2013annualletter/2013_AL_English.pdf

Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Development
Agenda (15 pages)
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/thinkpieces/8_health.pdf

Health in the Framework of Sustainable Development,


http://unsdsn.org/resources/publications/health-in-the-framework-of-sustainable-development/
Week 10: Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger (coursebook chapter 10)
Halving Hunger: It Can Be Done, UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force. Summary Report (30
pages) http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/HTF-SumVers_FINAL.pdf

Opportunities and Solutions for Sustainable Food Production, UN Sustainable Development


Solutions Network Thematic Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (24 pages)
http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/130112-HLP-TG7-Solutions-for-sustainable-foodproductio...
Week 11: Sustainable Cities

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Sustainable Cities (coursebook chapter 11)


The Urban Opportunity: Enabling Transformative and Sustainable Development, UN Sustainable
Development Solutions Network Thematic Group on Sustainable Cities (40 pages)
http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/2579Final-052013-SDSN-TG09-TheUrban-Opportun...

Sustainable Urbanization, UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (11 pages)
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/thinkpieces/18_urbanization.pd
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Week 12: Curbing Climate Change

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Curbing Climate Change (coursebook chapter 12)


Summary for Policymakers, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (17 pages)
http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-spm.pdf

Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change, Executive Summary (27 pages)
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.hmtreasury.gov.uk/media/4/3/Executive_Summary...

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Guido Schmidt-Traub. Financing for development and climate change post2015 (16 pages) http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/130316-Development-andClimate-Finance.pdf
Week 13: Saving Biodiversity

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Saving Biodiversity (coursebook chapter 13)


Summary for Decision Makers: Ecosystems and Human Well Being, Synthesis, Millennium
Ecosystem Assessment (24 pages)
http://www.unep.org/maweb/documents/document.356.aspx.pdf

Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, Convention on Biological Diversity. Executive Summary and


Introduction (8 pages) http://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/gbo/gbo3-final-en.pdf

The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Methodologies and Analysis
for Decision-Making, 2nd Scientific Conference on the UNCCD; Executive Summary; Chapter 1:

Introduction; Chapter 2: Economic and social impacts of desertification, land degradation and
drought; Chapter 5: Implementation of the Rio conventions a call for synergies to advance the
economics of desertification, land degradation and drought; Chapter 6: Using the Economics of
desertification, land degradation and drought to inform policies at local, national and international
level; Conclusion (26 pages)
http://2sc.unccd.int/fileadmin/unccd/upload/documents/Background_documents/Background_Do
cument_web3....
Week 14: The SDGs

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The SDGs (coursebook chapter 14)


A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable
Development, The Secretary Generals High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015
Development Agenda http://www.post2015hlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/UN-Report.pdf

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Interim Report


http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/67/941&Lang=E

An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network


http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/11/An-Action-Agenda-for-Sustainable-Development.pdf