• 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: 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: Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    This new report from SDSN TReNDS explores the kinds of data needed to achieve the SDGs and identifies the roles and responsibilities of different actors, as well as the urgent changes needed to build architectures capable of responding to the increasing demand for high-quality, disaggregated and geo-referenced data.

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  • Permalink to: Universities accelerating action on the SDGs

    Universities accelerating action on the SDGs

    A new guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.

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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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  • Permalink to: Support for Agenda 2030

    Support for Agenda 2030

    SDSN supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015. The 17 goals address the challenges of economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

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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 quality online courses from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, for both students and professionals.

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  • Permalink to: Thematic Networks

    Thematic Networks

    SDSN organizes solution-oriented Thematic Networks to address some of the most pressing questions relating to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. The Networks highlight priority actions, open questions, and early-stage demonstration projects. They are open to experts around the world.

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  • SDSN and GEIDCO Announce Collaboration to Promote Clean Energy

    New York City, September 18 – The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the nongovernmental organization Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) to promote global energy interconnection (GEI), a unified electricity network with worldwide reach. Through this partnership, GEIDCO and SDSN will combine efforts to meet global […]

  • Conference on “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”

    Accounting for six percent of the global population and 22 percent of global economic output, the European Union is a global player whose actions are decisive for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both within Europe and globally. Some of Europe’s most pressing socio-economic priorities and challenges including rising inequalities, youth unemployment, and […]

  • Open position: Communications Intern, SDG Academy

    ABOUT SDSN The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote […]

  • 5 Take-Aways, Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact Conference

    By Dr. Linda Veldhuizen, Manager, SDSN Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems On 30-31 August, Wageningen University and Research, host of SDSN Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, took centre stage for SDG 2, convening the conference Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact. Missed it? Here are 5 take-aways to bring you up to speed. More information on conference […]

  • Call for Abstracts: Present at the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference in California

    The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) will bring together leaders from state and local governments and businesses from around the world. In an official GCAS affiliate side event, the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) is hosting its first installment of the year entitled, The Land-Energy Nexus in Climate Change Mitigation. The event will feature a poster session and […]

  • SDG Academy Partners with edX.org

    The SDG Academy, an initiative of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, joins the premier nonprofit online education platform edX to bring cutting-edge courses on sustainable development to millions of new learners globally.

  • The 2018 Index and Dashboards Report in World News

      The third edition of the SDG Index and Dashboards Report was launched at the High-Level Political Forum on July 17th. Co-produced annually by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) the report provides global insights on how countries perform on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Overall, the 2018 SDG Index and […]

  • Join us at the 2018 UN General Assembly

    As world leaders come together for the opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), SDSN is thrilled to be hosting or supporting the following side events during UNGA. For even more up-to-date information on these events, please see our calendar. We hope you’ll join us! This schedule is subject to change. Friday, September 21 […]

  • Open Position: Payroll Specialist / Accounting Associate

    SDSN is seeking a dynamic and talented professional to serve as a Payroll Specialist / Accounting Associate who will manage the payroll process for the NY office at SDSN and provide additional support to the Accounting team.