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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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    "Sustainable Cities" course | Enroll now!

    The SDG Academy brings you the 15-week online course "Sustainable Cities" for free! Twenty-seven global thought-leaders discuss the policies and practices needed to achieve SDG11. Enroll in the course and join the global conversation today!

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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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  • Ethics in Action: “The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals”

    A Dialogue with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Join the Ethics in Action Initiative for an interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. They will discuss the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted last September by 193 countries — goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by […]

  • COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference

    Marrakesh (Morocco) – The COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) will feature low-carbon solutions for country delegations to scale up and speed up the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The deployment of low-carbon strategies and innovation is key to the success of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This 3-day Conference will engage a collaborative dialogue among the […]

  • Vatican Youth Symposium

    Youth and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities On October 30-31, 2016, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and its Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth), will host the Vatican Youth Symposium at the Casina Pio IV in Vatican City. This two-day conference brings together 50 young leaders, […]

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Resources

    As the world seeks to move from consensus to action on climate change, one burning question remains: can natural resource investments be sustainable in the age of climate change? Landmark agreements concluded in 2015 clearly lay out global consensus on the need to curb human-induced climate change and to achieve sustainable development, and these ambitious […]

  • Looking back at ICSD 2016

    The 4th annual international conference on sustainable development was held from Sept 21 -22 at Columbia University and the New School in New York. Hundreds of attendees from around the world came to hear heads of state and industry experts speak about the progress and challenges facing the SDGs.

  • Universities Commit to the SDGs at Australia’s Inaugural SDGs Summit

    On September 7, SDSN Australia/Pacific Network co-hosted the Australian SDGs Summit, the country’s first high-level forum to advance the national implementation of the SDGs. SDSN Australia/Pacific used the occasion to announce its new landmark initiative, the University Commitment to the SDGs, which has already been signed by the heads of five of Australia’s leading universities. […]

  • SDSN Nigeria co-hosts Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit

    Every summer, SDSN Nigeria co-organizes the Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit, a global discourse on development issues in the African context, taking place at the network’s host institution, University of Ibadan.
    In 2016, the theme of the 7th Summit was “Making the Sustainable Development Goals Work for People in Africa”, focusing on a subset of topics of special importance for countries getting started with SDG implementation. Discussion also focused on priority sectors and strategies for achievement of the SDGs.
    More than 180 participants from academia, government, civil society and business from nine countries shared their expertise on promoting the 2030 Agenda in Africa.