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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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  • Pratham Virtual Open Schools

    Pratham Virtual Open Schools is a Solutions Initiative launched by Pratham, India’s largest education NGO, in partnership with the SDSN as a 2 year pilot aimed at providing high quality education content and teaching to children who have dropped out or are struggling within the education system. The project aims to reach 1500-2000 students across 20 centers, both urban and rural.

  • Meeting on Agricultural Backcasting

    On October 13-14, 2014, Achim Dobermann, Co-Chair of Thematic Group 7 on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, hosted a meeting at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, England, with teams from China, the UK, and Uruguay, to discuss a solutions initiative on applying backcasting approaches to agricultural systems.

  • DDPP at Bonn Climate Change Conference

    On October 23, 2014, the SDSN presented its Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project at the UNFCCC’s Briefing on co-operation and support for Domestic Preparations for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

  • SDSN at Sustainability Science Congress 2014

    In late October 2014, several SDSN members participated in the Sustainability Science Congress 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Click to view the full program and webcast videos.

  • RIP: The End of Business as Usual

    Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), joined Salterbaxter’s 4th Sustainable Business Forum in Amsterdam and contributed the article “RIP: The End of Business as Usual” to its 14th Directions Report.