Common Wealth: Economic Possibilities for a Crowded Planet
On April 22, Global Economy and Development at Brookings hosted a luncheon discussion with Dr. Jeff Sachs and distinguished panelists. The conversation centered on how global leaders and a new U.S. administration might utilize new approaches to resolve some of the globe’s most pressing problems, including environment and climate change, population growth, extreme poverty and global governance.
Dr. Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, was the keynote speaker and shared ideas from his latest book, “Common Wealth: Economic Possibilities for a Crowded Planet.” On the panel, he was joined by Lael Brainard, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings; Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Region, World Bank; and Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future. Bob Davis, International Economics Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, moderated.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.