• 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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News
  • TWI2050 Report: Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    The World in 2050 (TWI2050) was established by SDSN Partner, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to provide scientific foundations for the 2030 Agenda. It is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of more than 60 authors from about 20 institutions, and some 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental […]

  • Open Position: Education Manager, SDG Academy

    The SDG Academy is seeking a dynamic and experienced Program Manager to support the ambitious production and expansion plans of the SDG Academy initiative. This role provides a unique opportunity to manage the complex process of creating massive open online courses, to engage with experts at the top of their field from around the world, to catalyze a diverse and motivated global student base, and to experience the rapidly evolving field of online education and its far-reaching ramifications first hand.

  • SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs gives Keynote Address at HLPF Opening Session

    The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place in New York from July 9 to 18. HLPF is the official forum to review progress towards the SDGs, and the 2018 HLPF will focus particularly on SDGs 6 (water), 7 (energy), 11 (cities), 12 (consumption & production), 15 (terrestrial ecosystems), and 17 (partnership). Professor Jeffrey Sachs, […]

  • How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

    By Siamak Sam Loni and Angela Riviere Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the status quo and […]

  • Poor Implementation: Rich countries risk achievement of the global goals

            Three years after adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by all UN member states, new and improved data provide insights into countries’ challenges and the steps they are taking to pursue the SDGs. So far only few G20 countries have taken decisive action to meet the goals. Many countries are […]

  • Join us at the HLPF

    The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place in New York from July 9 to 18. HLPF is the official forum to review progress towards the SDGs, and the 2018 HLPF will focus particularly on SDGs 6 (water), 7 (energy), 11 (cities), 12 (consumption & production), 15 (terrestrial ecosystems), and 17 (partnership). The Sustainable […]

  • Using Evidence & Data to Drive Action on the SDGs

    This month the United Nations will welcome thousands of government officials to New York for the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the annual high-level meeting to discuss progress on the implementation of the SDGs. 47 countries will voluntarily report on their progress to date, focusing on what institutional reforms they’ve made, which partners they’ve […]

  • June 2018 updates from the FABLE Consortium

    In late 2017, SDSN and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) launched the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium to bring together leading research institutions which form more than 20 country and regional teams. Members of the consortium collaborate to develop integrated long-term pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems consistent with the SDGs […]

  • Media Wrap Up of the 2018 U.S. Cities SDG Index Report

    On 8 June, 2018, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network released the 2nd annual U.S. Cities SDG Index Report. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report highlights widespread social and economic inequality in U.S. urban areas. Below is a selection […]