We have six months to save the world, says leading economist

Three key meetings set for July, September and November represent ‘our generation’s best chance to get on track’, says UN special adviser Jeffrey Sachs

Decisions made by the world’s governments at a series of meetings over the next six months will be crucial in safeguarding the future of the planet, one of the world’s most respected economists has said.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN special adviser and director of The Earth Institute who is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on international development, told The Independent that three key meetings set for July, September and November represented “our generation’s best chance to get on track”. Continue reading