• SDG Index and Dashboards for European Cities

    SDSN  in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities. The report compares the performance of capital cities and a selection of large metropolitan areas in the European-Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In total, results for 45 European cities are presented in this first prototype version using 56 indicators.

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  • Permalink to: Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals

    Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals

    The SDSN was commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to identify ways to strengthen evidence based policy making in the EU in the context of the SDGs and Agenda 2030. The study on “Exposing EU policy gaps to address the Sustainable Development Goals” highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the current official monitoring of the SDGs conducted by the European Commission via Eurostat and makes 4 recommendations to the EESC to strengthen the involvement of civil society organizations in the measurement and implementation of the SDGs.

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  • Permalink to: A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

    A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

    In January 2019, SDSN hosted a workshop alongside the 2019 Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors with practitioners and experts to discuss their experiences and consider lessons detailed in the draft practitioner guide: “A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.” This guide, a re-imagining of a 2016 guide prepared for a global urban audience, presents 10 steps for cities to consider on their way to adapting and adopting the global framework for their own city.

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  • Permalink to: SDSN USA Launch: Moving America Forward

    SDSN USA Launch: Moving America Forward

    On December 4, 2018 the US chapter of the SDSN was launched at Columbia University in New York. The chapter is co-directed by academic centers at Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of California San Diego. The SDSN USA joins 29 existing SDSN networks that are creating new online courses, educating their students and the general public, working with governments, engaging and empowering young people, and offering innovative solutions for the SDGs.

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  • Permalink to: 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards

    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: SDSN Networks in Action

    SDSN Networks in Action

    The 2018 Networks in Action report features the wide array of innovative solutions and initiatives being led by the SDSN’s national, regional, and thematic networks. It includes a new introductory piece by Prof. Mariana Mazzucato on mission-oriented research for the SDGs and also details how SDSN works with our networks.

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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: 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: 2019 World Happiness Report

    2019 World Happiness Report

    The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.

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News
  • SDSN Joins Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

    May 2019, New York – The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an association of colleges, universities, businesses, nonprofits and other organizations in the United States working together to create a sustainable world. Through its membership in AASHE, SDSN […]

  • Open for Consultation: SDG Index for the Arab Region

    The SDG Centre of Excellence for the Arab Region (SDGCAR), hosted at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is developing the first regional SDG Index for the 22 Arab countries. The index follows the methodology of the global Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards Report), which […]

  • First-Ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities

    Press release: Dutch | English | Español | Français | Deutsch Paris – Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which co-produces the Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards), in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities. The report compares […]

  • Open Position: Finance & Administration Manager, FABLE Consortium

    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  It is directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, SDG Advocate, and has offices in New York, Paris, […]

  • Caribbean Solutions Forum

    The SDSN Caribbean has posted a call for solutions from regional stakeholders. Selected solutions will be presented in an online forum in the summer of 2019 and in a Caribbean Solutions Report. In addition, the best solution will present their project at the Global Solutions Forum in New York, USA, on September 25, 2019. 

  • Fixing a broken food system

    In a comment in Nature, researchers lay out a solution for climate change and food security that draws on an integrated view of agriculture, biodiversity, trade, and nutrition. The current food production system fails to meet the needs of current population, while causing major impacts to the environment.  Taking an integrated view of these problems […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — April 2019

    Welcome to SDSN’s April 2019 Newsletter! 2019 SDSN Awards of Excellence  SDSN and the SDG Academy have opened the call for submissions for the 2019 SDSN Awards of Excellence. Institutions from the SDSN academic community can submit their MOOCs on sustainable development until 15 June 2019. The first placed institution will be invited to host its course on the […]

  • Crowd-Sourcing Campaign of Biodiversity Launched

    In the context of the Nature Map project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with SDSN and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), has launched two citizen-science campaigns. Human Impact on Forests Campaign The Geo-Wiki team at IIASA is pleased to announce their new citizen science Human Impact on Forests Campaign that launched on April […]