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  • New Draft Report on Financing

    SDSN has launched a draft report entitled “Financing Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships” for public consultation through January 10, 2015.

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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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  • US Deep Decarbonization Twitter Chat This Friday

    @UNSDSN is hosting a live Twitter Q&A on Friday, December 19, from 1-2PM EST with Dr. Jim Williams, chief scientist at E3 and lead author on the US DDPP Report. You can send in your questions before and during the live chat on Twitter or Facebook by using #USDDPP!

  • Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project Side Event at COP20

    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) are organizing a side event at COP20 in Lima with remarks by Laurence Tubiana and researchers from the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project.

  • Global Nutrition Report Launched in New York City

    The first-ever Global Nutrition Report launched as an event co-hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF in New York City on December 8, 2014, with a panel of nutrition experts including SDSN’s NY Office Director Glenn Denning.

  • Q&A: The best ways to track the SDGs

    Guido Schmidt-Traub, executive director of SDSN, talks to SciDev.Net about how to effectively monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • SDSN Korea Hosts Green Korea 2014 Forum

    On December 4-5, 2014, the SDSN Korea network hosted the UN SDSN Korea-Green Korea 2014 Forum in Incheon, Korea. The forum convened senior leaders in academia, government, and private sector to discuss the theme of “Setting Korea’s Targets under the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

  • UN SG’s Post-2015 Synthesis Report

    On December 4, 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda entitled “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet.”