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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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  • U.S. DDPP 2016 Activities Lay Strong Foundation for the Years Ahead

    2016 was a fruitful year for the U.S. team of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), whether measured in outreach, influence, or analytical results. In the wake of the Paris Agreement, their seminal work – Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States and Policy Implications of Deep Decarbonization in the United States – attracted […]

  • Ethics in Action NYC Series: Climate Change and NYC with Professor James Hansen

    Ethics in Action NYC Series: Climate Change and NYC with Professor James Hansen Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10025 Click here to register. Description: There are few issues that can match climate change in terms of urgency […]

  • Ethics in Action NYC Series: Ethics and Wall Street

    Ethics in Action NYC Series: Ethics and Wall Street Date: Friday, March 10 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Location: Low Library, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Click here to register. Description: Almost a decade ago, the world plunged into the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression—a crisis from which we are still […]

  • “One Year of SDG 4”: Your Response to EQUAL’s Call for Essays

    On July 5, 2016 the SDSN Global Education, Quality and Learning for All (EQUAL) Network–co-hosted by Global TIES for Children and Pratham– invited researchers and practitioners to contribute short papers on “One Year of SDG4”. One month later, submissions poured in from 16 different countries, each explaining how education has changed in their respective area since September 2015.

  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs Receives World Sustainability Award

    On January 27, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Dr. Sonia Sachs received the World Sustainability Award for their global work on sustainable development. Professor Sachs is the director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University where he also serves as […]

  • Public Consultation on Oil and Gas Companies, SGDs, & Paris Agreement

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and SDSN have published a briefing note entitled “How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change,” summarizing the ways in which international oil and gas companies can help expand access to affordable, clean energy and take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. A public consultation on briefing note will run until March 15, 2017.

  • T20 Task Force on Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture Releases Policy Brief

    On January 16, 2017, the T20 Task Force released a policy brief calling on G20 leaders to take new steps to eradicate hunger and improve the sustainability of agricultural systems. The task force includes SDSN Leadership Council Members and Co-Chairs of the Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Achim Dobermann of Rothamsted Research, […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — December 2016

    Welcome to SDSN’s December 2016 Newsletter! Official Launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development Malaysia established itself as a leader in the global effort to promote sustainable development with the official launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University and with support from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The Center is […]