As climate change intensifies, the issues of climate justice loom ever larger. Who owes what to whom as we confront more climate disasters as well as the rising costs of mitigation and adaptation? Jeffrey Sachs will discuss various ethical approaches to these issues, and propose a practical framework for implementing global climate justice.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist.

Eric Neumayer (@EricNeumayer) is Professor of Environment and Development within the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE. He is currently a Pro-Director with responsibility for Faculty Development.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE ) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

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The automation of robots and artificial intelligence is pretty well advanced in certain industries. The income now is shifting more and more to capital and away from workers, contributing to a general widening of inequality in the United States. Jeff Sachs argues that we need to pursue policies so that the coming generation of smart machines works for us and our well-being, rather than humanity working for the machines and the few who control their operating systems.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist.

Francesco Caselli is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics, LSE, and Director of the Macroeconomics Program at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

The CEP (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges.

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From the September 28 edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs joins Zilient.org editor Megan Rowling to discuss the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, climate justice and more in this exclusive event.

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On September 27, Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned Columbia University professor of economics, leader in sustainable development and senior UN advisor, delivered a seminar titled, “The Information Revolution and Sustainable Development” at Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

Sachs discussed ways to harness the Information Revolution to improve health, sustainability, and social justice in the U.S. and globally.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, SDG Advocate discusses the effects of climate change on cities and underscores the need for global efforts.

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President Trump’s remarks to the UN general assembly last week made me shudder. And I think I speak for a lot of people who were in the room that morning. I’ve never heard of a US president standing at the assembly’s podium saying “If you threaten us, we will totally destroy your nation” which is what Trump said about North Korea. It’s provocative, it’s ugly, it’s not how to find a way out of this crisis.

Read an edited version of the interview at The Guardian.

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At the United Nations, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Monday the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord as planned. His comments came as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said climate should be a top priority at this year’s General Assembly. Our guest, economist Jeffrey Sachs, notes that the “agreement is completely symmetrical for all 193 countries,” and also argues that chemical and oil companies should help pay for recovery efforts after extreme weather related to climate change.

Read the full transcript at Democracy Now.

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