Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, has pleasure in inviting you to the inaugural Curtin Sustainability Lecture and Showcase. Watch this lecture live via Livestream.
Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the new age of sustainable development on 19 May at Government House.
- Monday 19 May 2014
- 2 pm - Sustainability Lecture, 4 pm - Sustainable Showcase and afternoon tea
The age of sustainable development – a lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Humanity has entered a new era of both risk and possibility. Extreme poverty has halved since 1990 and the IT revolution continues to change how we think and interact. Yet social inequalities are soaring, the environment is under growing stress and leaders remain unable or unwilling to adapt. As humanity stretches Earth’s capacities, how can we achieve economic growth that is both environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive?
Join Jeffrey Sachs, professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and bestselling author, as he discusses the new age of sustainable development and how the world can move forward on a sustainable development path.
Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. Professor Sachs serves as Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.
The Curtin Sustainable Showcase
The field of sustainable development has become an integral part of scientific, business, community and political activity across the world. Curtin University invests in high quality research in sustainable development to generate outputs that have relevant and significant impact on communities locally, nationally and globally. The inaugural Curtin Sustainable Showcase will demonstrate the achievements of the University’s most innovative, applied and timely endeavours in sustainable development research.
Watch the event live
While this event has now sold out, you don’t have to miss out! You can watch this event live via Livestream.