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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: Achieving a Sustainable Urban America: SDSN’s first U.S. Cities SDG Index

    Achieving a Sustainable Urban America: SDSN’s first U.S. Cities SDG Index

    Aug 10, 2017 -- The U.S. Cities SDG Index aims to help urban leaders address the many sustainable development challenges affecting their cities. The Index covers the 100 most populous cities (measured as Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSAs). It synthesizes data available today across 49 indicators spanning 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were agreed upon by all countries in September 2015. The data provides a more holistic and comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges faced by U.S. cities than available through other metrics. Results show that all U.S. cities, even those at the top of the Index, have far to go to achieve the SDGs.

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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: 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: Financing for Sustainable Development

    Financing for Sustainable Development

    SDSN is working with leading organizations, government agencies, international institutions and businesses around the world to support the financing of the Agenda 2030, including the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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  • Permalink to: Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is an SDSN Solution Initiative co-founded with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) to prepare national low-emission development pathways to 2050, consistent with limiting the rise in global temperatures to well below 2°C, as called-for in the recently adopted Paris Agreement. The DDPP is conducted by more than 16 Country Research Teams composed of leading researchers and research institutions from countries representing more than 70% of global greenhouse 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 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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  • Permalink to: Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives promote new technologies, business models, institutional mechanisms, policies, and combinations thereof that can accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

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  • Navigating the Data Revolution: TReNDS Annual Learning Session

    To mark the launch of Counting on the World, the new report from SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (SDSN TReNDS), students and experts came together for a three-part Learning Session on Data for Development at the Columbia School of Journalism. The workshop event enabled participants to engage with leading experts on the […]

  • SDG Data Tools Supporting Action in the California Bay Area

    Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S. National Reporting Platform (NRP), less has been done to determine how these types of activities might function at the city level. For the past year, Stanford University’s Sustainable Urban […]

  • 5th Annual ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development’ to Feature Presidents and Practitioners and Focus on “The World in 2050”

    New York City – On September 18-20, 2017, the SDSN, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development, and the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Programs are hosting the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) at Columbia University in New York City. The conference theme this year is The World in 2050: […]

  • A New Guide to Help Universities Accelerate 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. Getting started with the SDGs in universities: A guide for universities, higher education institutions, and […]

  • Who might be left behind in the SDGs

    By Tom Moultrie The Sustainable Development Goals that nations have committed themselves to striving to reach by 2030 represent a watershed in the global development agenda. Vast resources will be allocated internationally and at all levels of government to maximise their effect. Yet, while this agenda and the efforts that will be expended to meet […]

  • Rising to the Challenge: Malaysia’s contribution to the SDGs

    In order to bring attention to sustainable development and share from the experience of the many initiatives taking place in Malaysia, SDSN Malaysia has collated local projects and their best practices into a book. The aim is to provide an engaging overview of the various initiatives available to achieve the SDGs. In 2014, the network […]

  • Call for proposals: 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

    Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy Edmonton, Canada | March 5-7, 2018 Deadline for submission: October 6, 2017 SDSN and the other partner organizations of the “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” are pleased to announce a call for proposals […]

  • First-Ever ‘U.S. Cities SDG Index’ Ranks American Cities Based on Sustainability Performance

    Top 100 Most Populous Cities Evaluated Using the Sustainable Development Goals New York – Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which co-produces the Global SDG Index, released the first-ever U.S. Cities SDG Index. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development […]

  • 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

    The first High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in July 2013 and it is set to recur every year under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and every four years under the General Assembly. It is the official platform for monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each meeting […]

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