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  • 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development | September 23-24

    The SDSN and the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) are hosting the 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development on “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Getting Started.” Join us for the first major international conference on the SDGs, to be held on September 23-24, 2015, at Columbia University in New York.

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  • Permalink to: Support for Post-2015

    Support for Post-2015

    The SDSN supports the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address the challenges of economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance. These goals will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and finish the job of ending extreme poverty in all its forms.

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  • Permalink to: National & Regional Networks

    National & Regional Networks

    The SDSN is building a network of universities, research centers, and other knowledge institutions. Members are organized around National or Regional SDSNs to promote Solutions Initiatives, develop educational materials for sustainable development, and contribute to setting the post-2015 agenda for their region.

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  • Permalink to: Financing for Sustainable Development

    Financing for Sustainable Development

    The SDSN is working with leading organizations, government agencies, international institutions and businesses around the world to provide technical support for the Finance for Development Conference in July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Permalink to: Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

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

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  • Permalink to: Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is an SDSN Solutions Initiative co-founded with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) to prepare practical national deep decarbonization pathways to 2050, consistent with the 2°C target. The DDPP is conducted by 15 Country Research Teams composed of leading researchers and research institutions from countries representing 70% of global GHG emissions.

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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 mass online and affordable education on sustainable development to university students, high-school students, and sustainable development professionals.

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  • Permalink to: Thematic Groups

    Thematic Groups

    Thematic Groups are solution oriented rather than research oriented. Their goal is to spur governments, UN agencies, and the public towards practical solutions to the greatest challenges of sustainable development. They highlight priority actions, open questions, and early-stage demonstration projects.

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  • Permalink to: Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives promote new technologies, business models, institutional mechanisms, policies, and combinations thereof that can dramatically accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

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  • 6th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit

    The 6th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) was held from August 23-28th in Ibadan, Nigeria. The theme of this year’s summit was “The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Whither Africa?”

  • SDSNedu Courses Launching in September

    SDSNedu, the massive open online education initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is pleased to announce the launch of four courses in September 2015, including a new “mini-series” course.

  • SDSN September NY Events

    SDSN and our partners are hosting a series of exciting events in and around the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) and the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For more information on any of these events and to express your interest in participating please write to the SDSN Secretariat focal point.

  • SDSN Participates in Meeting on Health in All Policies

    The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) hosted a meeting on Health in All Policies and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 19th – 21st, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to explore what opportunities exist within the framework of the SDGs to advance progress on integrating the global health agenda with that of in other sectors.

  • SDSN Philippines Launched in Manila

    Just a few hours after consensus was reached in New York on the SDG outcome document, SDSN Philippines was launched in Manila on Monday, August 3.