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  • Permalink to: SDSN publishes SDG Cities Guide

    SDSN publishes SDG Cities Guide

    Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities outlines how cities can get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and human settlements.

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  • Permalink to: ICSD 2016 | Register Now!

    ICSD 2016 | Register Now!

    The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.

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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: National & Regional Networks

    National & Regional Networks

    SDSN is building a global network of universities, research centers, and other knowledge institutions. Members are organized around National or Regional SDSNs to support the implementation of Agenda 2030, promote Solution Initiatives, and strengthen education for sustainable development.

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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: 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: 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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  • The #SDGIndex & Dashboards Launch

    On July 20th, 2016 the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN), the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Project Everyone and the UN Academic Impact co-hosted the launch of the SDG Index and Dashboards at the Westin Hotel in New York.

  • New Index Shows Countries Need to Act Urgently to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    One year after world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new SDG Index and Dashboard show that all countries face major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals by 2030. No country has achieved the SDGs and even top Sweden scores “red” on several goals. Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the […]

  • Measuring Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: Launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative

    SDSN is pleased to announce our participation in the SDG16 Data Initiative. Today, the Initiative launched a website to chart progress on one of the most challenging of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the commitment to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies” in all parts of the world, with measurable objectives in specific target areas. The new SDG16 […]

  • HOW TO MAKE SDGs EUROPE’S BUSINESS: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

    Informal Conference Summary 30-31 May 2016, Brussels On the 30th and 31st of May 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the SDG Charter, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) jointly convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Brussels to explore the question of how to make […]

  • SDSN Events: High Level Political Forum

    Below is a complete list of SDSN’s events during the High Level Political Forum, taking place from 11th to 20th July, 2016. We hope to see you at one or more of them. SDSNedu and UN Staff System Training College Workshop Tuesday 12th July, New York, UN Conference Building, Conference Room E 10:00am – 1:00pm […]

  • Workshop: Optimizing the role of extractive industries in Agenda 2030

    July 20, 2016, 10.00 – 13.00 at the United Nations, New York The extractive industry makes up an important share of the global economy and is key for many other industries and economic activities. As such, its role in contributing to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be significant. However, realizing this potential […]

  • SDSN Italia and partners host a conference for the First Anniversary of “Laudato Si’” – A celebration of the Encyclical for the Age of Sustainable Development

    On Friday June 24th, the Conference “Laudato Si’, 2030 Agenda, COP21 a Year Later: Reflections and Perspectives” was held in Assisi, the medieval town that gave birth to St. Francis. Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Pontifical Academy of Sciences Chancellor and SDSN Leadership Council member, set the framework for the event, exploring how the Encyclical contributed […]

  • SDSN Solutions Initiative “Sustainable Cities”: SDG Localization in Brazil

    Urban challenges are broadening in scope and require concerted policies and implementation strategies that extend beyond local boundaries. The need for metropolitan-level cooperation in order to achieve urban sustainable development goals (SDGs) is a key theme that has emerged from the activities of the SDSN Brazil network. SDSN Brazil, together with the GIZ program “Sustainable […]