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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: 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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  • 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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News
  • World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries

    The World Happiness Report 2015, released on April 23, 2015, looks at the changes in happiness levels in 158 countries, and examines the reasons behind the statistics. The WHR demonstrates that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation’s economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy.

  • SDSN Article on Health and the SDGs

    Lauren Barredo, Manager, and the Co-Chairs of the Thematic Group on Health For All, Irene Agyepong, Gordon Liu, and Srinath Reddy, have an article in the latest UN Chronicle. “The SDGs and a Healthier 2030″ looks at lessons learned from the MDGs in the health sector, and how they can be applied to support rapid improvements in global health under the SDGs.

  • Event: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Development

    On April 21, 2015, the SDSN and International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) will co-host a roundtable side event at the Cartagena Data Festival entitled “Harnessing the Data Revolution: Issues in the Design and Monitoring of SDG indicators.”