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  • Event: Low-Emissions Solutions Conference at COP23

    LESC returns to COP, creating a space for in-depth dialogue with policy-makers and global leaders who are taking bold action. Spotlight presentations will facilitate rich dialogue on what is still needed and how public-private partnerships can support the common objectives between nations, cities, business, and academia.

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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: 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: 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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  • Investing in young people – key for the SDGs

    It is no secret that young people are key when it comes to sustainable development. Not only because they will lead our society in the future, but because they possess crucial characteristics for sustainable development – creativity, hope, and knowledge. Our young generation is the most well educated in history, but are also facing great […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — October 2017

    Welcome to SDSN’s October 2017 Newsletter! Call for inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report  The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 aims to bring a solid science and evidence base to support policies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is currently being prepared by an independent group of experts. They are looking to the […]

  • Award-Winner Turns Trash into Cash in Indonesia

    Bintang Sejahtera Waste has won the UID UN SDSN Sustainable Solutions for a Better World Award for its community-based waste management system. An initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions (SDSN) Southeast Asia network hosted by United in Diversity (UID), this award program was designed to recognize, encourage, and support the best sustainable development solutions in […]

  • Presentation on SDG implementation at Georgia Tech

    SDSN Senior Advisor Jessica Espey gave a keynote lecture to students from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on Thursday 26th October 2017. Her lecture focused on the creation, implementation, and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals. The lecture was hosted by Georgia Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain Center and […]

  • Building Modern Data Systems for Sustainable Development: A high-level roundtable

    SDSN TReNDS and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a high-level roundtable discussion of TReNDS’ new report on modern statistical systems, Counting on the World, on October 25th in Washington, DC. The meeting brought together leaders from prominent global think tanks, finance institutions, multilateral agencies, and civil society organizations to discuss the key recommendations of the report and how we can turn them into concrete actions.

  • Call for Inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report

    The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 is being prepared by an independent group of experts, who are currently looking to the public to submit cases, studies, publications, or papers that you think can help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline is December 1, 2017.

  • Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition

    The SDSN Southeast Asia network, in partnership with Hero X, announced the Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition, the first in a series of sustainability initiatives planned for the Kura Kura Bali Island of Happiness The Competition was launched on 18 September by the International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General, John Danilovich, and the SDSN Southeast […]

  • Youth are the future. Are they prepared to lead?

    Most of the leaders who grace the world stage today have been in charge for decades, using their experience to lead us through crises and prosperity. Yet they are increasingly out of step in a world of grassroots activism and global movements spread solely by the digital revolution – and led by a new generation. […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — September 2017

    Welcome to SDSN’s September 2017 Newsletter! September Events Roundup On the occasion of the annual general debate of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), SDSN organized events focusing on the practicalities of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and achieving the SDGs. The events were attended by Heads of State, UN ambassadors, industry leaders, scientists, […]

  • SDSN September 2017 Events Summary

    The 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72) opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 13, 2017. The General Debate of UNGA 72 opened on September 19, 2017. SDSN and our partners hosted the following events in and around the UNGA: Meet the Networks September 17, 2017 In advance of the […]

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