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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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  • Brazil SDSN Work Plan Workshop in Itaipava

    From March 22-24, the Brazil SDSN convened a group of 30 prominent network stakeholders for a workshop to discuss overall strategy and the development of a Network work plan.

  • SDSN Germany Issues Statement on G7

    SDSN Germany has issued a statement calling on the Federal Chancellor and her G7 counterparts to agree in June in Elmau on determined contributions to global sustainable development – in the G7 countries, their policies, and cooperation with others.

  • The Role of Youth for Sustainable Development – Special Session at the SDSN Mediterranean Conference

    During the 2nd Conference of the SDSN Mediterranean Network that took place on March 5-6 at the University of Siena, Italy, a special session themed “The Role of Youth for Sustainable Development. Towards the launch of SDSN Youth” was held to focus on the issues of youth empowerment and engagement in the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs, as well as to foster the discussion about the proposed SDSN Youth global initiative, which is now in the process of being launched.

  • The World in 2050: Pathways towards a sustainable future

    On March 12, 2015, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group announced the launch of a new initiative to develop integrated pathways for achieving sustainable development and attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Second SDSN Mediterranean Conference Held in Siena, Italy

    The Second Conference of the SDSN Mediterranean Network was held on March 5-6 in At the University of Siena, Italy. This year’s conference focused on agri-food sustainability in the region and was attended by 250 researchers, policy makers and private sector representatives.