Sachs, Wolfgang (1946–)

Wolfgang sachs studied sociology and Catholic theology at Berkeley and in Munich and Tubingen, Germany. As an assistant professor in Berlin from 1975–84, he conducted the 1980–84 research project “Energy and Society.” After stints in Italy, the United States, and elsewhere, in 1993 he began working at the Wuppertal-Institute in Germany where he acts as chairman for the interdisciplinary project “Globalization and Sustainability.” He has been the chairman of the supervisory board for Greenpeace since 1994 and is a member of the Club of Rome.

Sachs has devoted his academic work to studying the questions of sustainability, global, social, and environmental justice, and, in recent years, more and more to globalization and its economic and electronic consequences. He has analyzed the impact of Western lifestyles and ...

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