• 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards

    New York / Gütersloh, 9 July 2018. Three years after the historic UN summit in New York, where all UN member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report introduces the first ever assessment of government efforts to achieve the goals. The analysis shows that no country is on track to achieve all goals by 2030.

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  • Permalink to: SDSN Networks in Action

    SDSN Networks in Action

    The 2018 Networks in Action report features the wide array of innovative solutions and initiatives being led by the SDSN’s national, regional, and thematic networks. It includes a new introductory piece by Prof. Mariana Mazzucato on mission-oriented research for the SDGs and also details how SDSN works with our networks.

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  • Permalink to: The First Issue of the Africa SDG Index

    The First Issue of the Africa SDG Index

    The first Africa SDG Index and Dashboards are a tool to track progress toward the SDGs, to help pinpoint key implementation challenges, and to assist countries in benchmarking their SDG performance against their African peers. 51 countries are ranked in the Index and all 54 African countries have country dashboards. The full report is now available.

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  • Permalink to: Leaving No U.S. City Behind: The 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index

    Leaving No U.S. City Behind: The 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index

    The U.S. Cities SDG Index report analyzes 44 indicators for each city to provide a comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges related to environmental, social, and economic objectives.  It is intended as a planning tool for cities, highlighting areas of strength and weakness and where opportunities exist to learn from other cities.  It includes a quick-reference dashboard that rates each city’s performance on 15 of the 17 SDGs, as well as a series of maps showing relative performance in different parts of the country.

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  • Permalink to: Decarbonizing the Northeast U.S. – Cost Effective Road Maps to Achieve the Region’s Emissions Reduction Targets

    Decarbonizing the Northeast U.S. – Cost Effective Road Maps to Achieve the Region’s Emissions Reduction Targets

    In a new study, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and its partners show that present policies in New York State and the New England States are insufficient to achieve the region’s declared greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. The study then describes a detailed road map for achieving the region’s goal of reducing these climate-altering emissions 80% or more below 1990 levels by 2050 while maintaining high standards of living and economic growth.

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  • Permalink to: Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    This new report from SDSN TReNDS explores the kinds of data needed to achieve the SDGs and identifies the roles and responsibilities of different actors, as well as the urgent changes needed to build architectures capable of responding to the increasing demand for high-quality, disaggregated and geo-referenced data.

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  • Permalink to: Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    SDSN hosts events globally, convening leaders across academia, government, business, and civil society to advance solutions for sustainable development and to achieve the SDGs. These events provide a forum for collaborative efforts in addressing sustainable development challenges.

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  • Permalink to: Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development

    Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development

    SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) convenes technical and policy knowledge from across the global scientific, development, public and private sector data communities.

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  • Permalink to: Support for Agenda 2030

    Support for Agenda 2030

    SDSN supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015. The 17 goals address the challenges of economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

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  • Permalink to: Education for Sustainable Development

    Education for Sustainable Development

    In collaboration with educational institutions from around the world, the SDSN aims to provide quality online courses from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, for both students and professionals.

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  • Permalink to: Thematic Networks

    Thematic Networks

    SDSN organizes solution-oriented Thematic Networks to address some of the most pressing questions relating to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. The Networks highlight priority actions, open questions, and early-stage demonstration projects. They are open to experts around the world.

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  • Trio of leading French universities launch SDSN France

    Led jointly by Kedge Business School, the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP), and Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), the SDSN France network launched on November 13 in Paris. PSL University’s new vice-president of social and environmental responsibility, Anne Devulder said that, “becoming one of the SDSN’s network heads is a great pride for PSL (…) Now our […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — October 2018

    Welcome to SDSN’s October 2018 Newsletter! Launch of SDSN Black Sea  On 25 October, SDSN launched its newest regional network, the SDSN Black Sea. Hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, this new regional chapter will function as a hub for sustainable development for the wider area of the Black Sea. SDSN’s Thematic Network on […]

  • Presenting a New Regional Network: SDSN Black Sea

    On Thursday October 25, 2018, SDSN was glad to present a first look at its latest regional network, the SDSN Black Sea. Hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and chaired by Prof. Nicolaos Theodossiou, Professor of Water Resources Management at the Department of Civil Engineering, this new regional chapter will function as a hub […]

  • SDSN discusses “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”

    The conference “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”, organized by the European Network for Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) took place in Bonn, Germany on 15 October 2018. More than 130 participants from over 20 European countries attended the conference and public dialogue in the evening following the event, […]

  • SDSN engages in 2nd International Congress on Human Rights in Valencia

    The Sustainable Development Goals are the result of the most important consultation and consensus among the member states of the United Nations to date and constitute an ambitious plan of action to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions before 2030. The 2030 Agenda is established based on universal human rights, therefore, for the […]

  • Launch of the 2018 SDG Spanish Cities Index

    On October 16th the Spanish SDSN Network, REDS, launched the SDG Spanish Cities Index report showing the progress of 100 Spanish cities towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event included an intervention by the Spanish Minister of Environment and a round table with the mayors of four Spanish cities who are leading the SDG […]

  • SDSN signs MOU with Tsinghua University and Eco Forum Global on Ecological Civilization Rating

    This past October, the SDG Institute at Tsinghua University, SDSN, and Eco Forum Global met in Beijing to outline shared work on developing an Ecological Civilization rating for Belt and Road Initiative countries. The signed MOU represents an exciting opportunity to draw upon SDSN’s experience with the SDG Index and Dashboards, and Tsinghua University’s and Eco […]

  • Health For All Thematic Network Celebrates Alma Ata 40 with Policy Brief Series

    On the 25th and 26th of October, 2018, the global health community came together in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care to renew a commitment to primary health care (PHC) to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This date marks the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, a major milestone in the field of public health. To mark the occasion, the SDSN’s Thematic Network on Health for All has released Achieving SDG 3: Policy Brief Series.

  • SDG Academy Partners with China’s Largest MOOC Provider XuetangX, a platform of Tshingua University

    The SDG Academy, the flagship education initiative of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is thrilled to announce its partnership with XuetangX, China’s premier MOOC platform, founded by Tsinghua University. The partnership opens many opportunities for the field of sustainable development, by enabling the SDG Academy to share globally-sourced knowledge and disseminate cutting-edge content across China. Beginning in early 2019, the SDG Academy will offer its rich library of courses on XuetangX, providing millions of learners with access to world-class resources on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Outcomes from the Fall Armyworm E-Conference

    The SDSN’s Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems hosted a virtual, e-conference on fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa from October 22 to 26, 2018. Fall armyworm is an agricultural pest native to the Americas but introduced to Africa in 2015 or 2016.