• Permalink to: 2019 U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Report

    2019 U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Report

    The SDSN’s United States Network (SDSN USA) launched the 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report, SDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, as cities on average scored only 48.9%.

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  • Permalink to: 2019 Sustainable Development Report

    2019 Sustainable Development Report

    The SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung published the Sustainable Development Report 2019 including the SDG Index and Dashboards. The report details progress by countries on their achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is the fourth edition of the annual review of countries’ performance on the 17 SDGs. It covers all 193 UN member states and presents data on changes over time in SDG indicators, as well as calculations for trajectories until 2030.

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  • Permalink to: Africa SDG Index and Dashboards

    Africa SDG Index and Dashboards

    On the 14th of June, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) released the 2nd edition of the Africa SDG Index and Dashboards report. The report is a call for action not only to meet the SDGs but also to ensure timely and high-quality data on SDG indicators. The report also focuses on the efforts that African governments are taking to incorporate the SDGs into their national strategies, budgets, public engagements, and coordination among branches of government.

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  • Permalink to: Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

    Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

    SDSN has partnered with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and Equitable Origin to create a shared understanding of how the renewable energy sector can contribute to the SDGs. For each SDG, the Atlas explores potential opportunities and impacts from renewable energy project development, and provides recommendations for companies to better align conduct to the Sustainable Development Agenda.

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  • Permalink to: SDG Index and Dashboards for European Cities

    SDG Index and Dashboards for European Cities

    SDSN  in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities. The report compares the performance of capital cities and a selection of large metropolitan areas in the European-Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In total, results for 45 European cities are presented in this first prototype version using 56 indicators.

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  • Permalink to: 2019 World Happiness Report

    2019 World Happiness Report

    The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.

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  • 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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News
  • Join us at the 2019 UNGA!

    A summary of SDSN side-events at the 2019 UN General Assembly. Our events take place in New York from September 23 to 28.

  • Open position: Education Intern, SDG Academy

    The SDG Academy is seeking an Education Intern to help facilitate the development and dissemination of online courses and other educational material in sustainable development.

  • Announcing the Inaugural Global Solutions Forum (GSF)

      We are excited to announce the first annual Global Solutions Forum, an international event where experts in science, tech, and public policy will gather to share progress, highlight victories, and inspire one another to keep moving forward. We all know that progress surrounding the SDGs can often be slow and incremental. But all over […]

  • Open Position: Finance & Contracts Manager

    THE ROLE The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.  The SDSN mobilizes research, academia, the private sector and civil society to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement the Paris Climate Agreement.  Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special Advisor to […]

  • Open Position: Manager (Paris, France)

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (www.unsdsn.org) has been working under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General since August 2012. The network is led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and is building a global network of universities, research centers, civil society organizations and other knowledge centers in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). […]

  • SDG Hackathon Aims to Break World Record

    Experimental Civics, a global innovation consultancy, is launching a world record-breaking hackathon to tackle the climate crisis. The hackathon, called Capsule, aims to generate 500 innovative solutions to ensure a livable future. To learn more or to participate, please visit capsulehack.io.

  • Open Position: Intern, FABLE Consortium

    ABOUT SDSN 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 […]

  • The US Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project – Transforming the US energy system

    A new piece of legislation in the US, the Green New Deal proposal, has stirred up conversation. Its release promptly reopened a nationwide discussion on climate change, infrastructure and social justice and has left proponents and critics to ask how precisely the Green New Deal shall be achieved. This is where the US Pathways Project […]

  • Open Position: Education Manager, SDG Academy

    ABOUT SDSN Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales. SDSN aims to accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization […]

  • Transformations to achieve the SDGs and governance implications – the OECD and SDSN launch a first joint Reflection Paper

    On July 16, The SDSN and the OECD launched a first joint Reflection Paper on “Long term pathways for the implementation of the SDGs: The Governance Implications.” This reflection paper explores how strategic design and public management practices and procedures can be leveraged to help achieve the long-term pathways towards the successful implementation of the […]