• Permalink to: Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals

    Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals

    The SDSN was commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to identify ways to strengthen evidence based policy making in the EU in the context of the SDGs and Agenda 2030. The study on “Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals” highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the current official monitoring of the SDGs conducted by the European Commission via Eurostat and makes 4 recommendations to the EESC to strengthen the involvement of civil society organizations in the measurement and implementation of the SDGs.

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  • Permalink to: A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

    A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

    In January 2019, SDSN hosted a workshop alongside the 2019 Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors with practitioners and experts to discuss their experiences and consider lessons detailed in the draft practitioner guide: “A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.” This guide, a re-imagining of a 2016 guide prepared for a global urban audience, presents 10 steps for cities to consider on their way to adapting and adopting the global framework for their own city.

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  • Permalink to: SDSN USA Launch: Moving America Forward

    SDSN USA Launch: Moving America Forward

    On December 4, 2018 the US chapter of the SDSN was launched at Columbia University in New York. The chapter is co-directed by academic centers at Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of California San Diego. The SDSN USA joins 29 existing SDSN networks that are creating new online courses, educating their students and the general public, working with governments, engaging and empowering young people, and offering innovative solutions for the SDGs.

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  • Permalink to: 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards

    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: 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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  • Open Position: Finance & Administration Manager, FABLE Consortium

    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  It is directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, SDG Advocate, and has offices in New York, Paris, […]

  • Caribbean Solutions Forum

    The SDSN Caribbean has posted a call for solutions from regional stakeholders. Selected solutions will be presented in an online forum in the summer of 2019 and in a Caribbean Solutions Report. In addition, the best solution will present their project at the Global Solutions Forum in New York, USA, on September 25, 2019. 

  • Fixing a broken food system

    In a comment in Nature, researchers lay out a solution for climate change and food security that draws on an integrated view of agriculture, biodiversity, trade, and nutrition. The current food production system fails to meet the needs of current population, while causing major impacts to the environment.  Taking an integrated view of these problems […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — April 2019

    Welcome to SDSN’s April 2019 Newsletter! 2019 SDSN Awards of Excellence  SDSN and the SDG Academy have opened the call for submissions for the 2019 SDSN Awards of Excellence. Institutions from the SDSN academic community can submit their MOOCs on sustainable development until 15 June 2019. The first placed institution will be invited to host its course on the […]

  • Crowd-Sourcing Campaign of Biodiversity Launched

    In the context of the Nature Map project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with SDSN and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), has launched two citizen-science campaigns. Human Impact on Forests Campaign The Geo-Wiki team at IIASA is pleased to announce their new citizen science Human Impact on Forests Campaign that launched on April […]

  • SDSN Built Environment Dialogue Summary and Next Steps

    Background In the wake of the recent Notre Dame fire in Paris, France, there was an outpouring of public grief. A sadness, reflected in news articles and social media posts, demonstrated the depth of connection and emotional resonance that people around the world have with the built environment. On April 17, 2019, just a few […]

  • 2019 SDG Happiness Festival

    Jakarta, 27-28 April, 2019. For the second year in a row, the SDG Happiness Festival was hosted in Jakarta with support from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), SDSN Southeast Asia, Project Semesta, and United in Diversity (UID). The festival is inspired by the SDG Pyramid to Happiness, an initiative led by the UID which frames the 17 […]

  • Public Consultation on 2019 Sustainable Development Report Launched

    The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the SDSN are pleased to invite you to a public consultation of data used for the upcoming 2019 Sustainable Development Report (previously SDG Index and Dashboards Report), which will be published around June, 19th. Last year’s edition of this unofficial report is available at www.sdgindex.org. Please find the data for the upcoming […]