Canada is the seventh happiest place in the world, according to an annual UN report and one if its co-authors, Jeffrey Sachs, says the ranking is good news for Canada. “People in Canada are happy and Canada is one of the happiest places in the world and I understand why,” Sachs told iPolitics in an [...]

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Published in The Boston Globe. President Trump recently suggested that the United States should come out of Syria “very soon.” Leading voices of the foreign policy establishment — in the Pentagon, State Department, Congress, and the media — pushed back, calling for the United States to stay in Syria. Trump quickly acquiesced. Trump was right (yes, a [...]

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Finland, Norway, and Denmark were recently ranked the world’s three happiest countries. This may not come as a surprise, since they’ve been dancing around at the top of the list for a while now, along with Switzerland. Meanwhile, America fell to 18th on this list by the World Happiness Report. While it isn’t a terrible ranking, the decline is noteworthy. For a country whose [...]

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China’s proposed Global Energy Interconnection – based on renewables, ultra-high-voltage transmission, and an AI-powered smart grid – represents the boldest global initiative by any government to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement. It is a strategy fit for the scale of the most important challenge the world faces today. Read the full article [...]

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Governments should insist on following WTO rules and the US should not blame its domestic income gap on other countries, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia professor, economist, and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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“Human Security has been a very important, central concept that guides Japan’s development cooperation over the past two decades. It is the right of people to live with freedom and dignity; free from poverty and despair,” says Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In this video, Prof. Tanaka is joined by University Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University to discuss Japan’s development cooperation efforts by working side by side with local communities to achieve sustainable development.

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China has done well in slowing its carbon emissions growth and its actions could be an example for countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Professor Nicholas Stern, the British economist and advocate for combating climate change, has said. Echoing this hope that the BRI could be an opportunity for mitigating climate [...]

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In a ballot of MEPs on Tuesday, he received 86 votes compared with 61 for Belgian deputy Kathleen Van Brempt. In a statement, Bullmann said he was “honoured to win the trust” of his group, while European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he hoped his election would pave the way for the group to “build its [...]

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Activists call customers to steal in supermarkets. US economist Jeffrey Sachs explains whether the peasants benefit in developing countries.  Read the full article here.

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