• 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards

    New York / Gütersloh, 9 July 2018. Three years after the historic UN summit in New York, where all UN member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report introduces the first ever assessment of government efforts to achieve the goals. The analysis shows that no country is on track to achieve all goals by 2030.

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  • Permalink to: The First Issue of the Africa SDG Index

    The First Issue of the Africa SDG Index

    The first Africa SDG Index and Dashboards are a tool to track progress toward the SDGs, to help pinpoint key implementation challenges, and to assist countries in benchmarking their SDG performance against their African peers. 51 countries are ranked in the Index and all 54 African countries have country dashboards. The full report is now available.

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  • Permalink to: Leaving No U.S. City Behind: The 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index

    Leaving No U.S. City Behind: The 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index

    The U.S. Cities SDG Index report analyzes 44 indicators for each city to provide a comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges related to environmental, social, and economic objectives.  It is intended as a planning tool for cities, highlighting areas of strength and weakness and where opportunities exist to learn from other cities.  It includes a quick-reference dashboard that rates each city’s performance on 15 of the 17 SDGs, as well as a series of maps showing relative performance in different parts of the country.

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  • Permalink to: Decarbonizing the Northeast U.S. – Cost Effective Road Maps to Achieve the Region’s Emissions Reduction Targets

    Decarbonizing the Northeast U.S. – Cost Effective Road Maps to Achieve the Region’s Emissions Reduction Targets

    In a new study, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and its partners show that present policies in New York State and the New England States are insufficient to achieve the region’s declared greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. The study then describes a detailed road map for achieving the region’s goal of reducing these climate-altering emissions 80% or more below 1990 levels by 2050 while maintaining high standards of living and economic growth.

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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: 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: 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: 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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News
  • edX Attends SDSN Leadership Council during UNGA Week

    The SDG Academy welcomed Lee Rubenstein, VP of Business Development at edX, to join a panel on SDG4 at the SDSN Leadership Council. Hosted in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly, the SDSN Leadership Council is an annual convening of academic and world leaders to guide the work of SDSN in implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Conference on “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”

    Accounting for six percent of the global population and 22 percent of global economic output, the European Union is a global player whose actions are decisive for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both within Europe and globally. Some of Europe’s most pressing socio-economic priorities and challenges including rising inequalities, youth unemployment, and […]

  • SDSN at the UN General Assembly 2018 | Events Summary

    The 73rd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73) opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 17, 2018. The General Debate of UNGA 73 opened on September 24, 2018. SDSN and our partners hosted the following events in and around the UNGA: Launch of the SDG Center for Latin America and the […]

  • Transforming Australia: New SDG Progress Report

    The Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report was developed by SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific in partnership with the National Sustainable Development Council and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. The comprehensive report measures Australia’s progress towards meeting the SDGs, and identifies where Australia is performing well and where it is not on track. Drawing from […]

  • Launch of the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean

    On Friday, September 21, 2018, students, professors, and professionals crowded the Mario Laserna auditorium at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia to hear from Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, university Rector Pablo Navas, and Colombian president Ivan Duque. They spoke about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world’s agenda for economic growth, […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — September 2018

    Welcome to SDSN’s September 2018 Newsletter! SDSN UNGA Wrap Up  The 73rd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73) opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 17, 2018. SDSN and our partners hosted the following events in and around the UNGA. Launch of the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean  […]

  • Photo Gallery – The Land-Energy Nexus In Climate Change Mitigation

    The Land-Energy Nexus in Climate Change Mitigation event was a special edition of the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) alongside the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) on September 11, 2018 in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Lab and the University of San Francisco in addition to other local partners. The event is brought to you with support from […]

  • Subnational Governments and Private Business step up for Climate Action

    As UN climate negotiators work to define and articulate the rules to implement the Paris Climate Agreement ahead of COP24 later this year, thousands of civic, business, state, and NGO climate experts descended on San Francisco to attend the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The goal was to inspire bold commitments, share innovative approaches, and […]