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  • Permalink to: NEW

    NEW "Feeding a Hungry Planet" course | Enroll now!

    Enroll in the SDG Academy's newest 7-week online course on agriculture, nutrition and sustainability. Taught by eight leading experts in the field of sustainable agriculture. Open from March 20th to May 21st.

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    "The Best Start in Life" course | Enroll now!

    Join the SDG Academy's new 8-week online course on early childhood development and the SDGs. Taught by professors from New York University and Harvard University, in partnership with UNICEF. Offered from February 27th to May 8th.

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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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  • Media Roundup on 2017 World Happiness Report

    The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released this week at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform […]

  • How Baltimore is using the Sustainable Development Goals to make a more just city

    Source: Citiscope BALTIMORE, United States — In April 2015, this aging industrial city an hour north of Washington, D. C., suddenly rose to the top of national newscasts. A young black man named Freddie Gray had died after suffering injuries to his spine while in police custody for a minor offence, and the city had begun […]

  • Get signed up for the”Green Infrastructures for More Liveable Cities” Conference

    Green city Italia and IEFE Bocconi (Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Green Budget Europe and Urbanit, are thrilled to announce the hosting of the Conference “Green Infrastructures for More Liveable Cities: Assessing urban ecosystem services to promote nature-based solutions” on 7th […]

  • Fifth World Happiness Report 2017 Ranks Happiest Countries

    The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform their policy-making decisions. In addition to the rankings, this year’s report includes an analysis of happiness in the workplace and a deeper look at China and Africa.

  • The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

    The Global Festival of Ideas, hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and supported by the German Government, took place on March 1-3 in Bonn. It was an innovative conference designed to stimulate new ideas on how to implement the 2030 Agenda. Gathering world-renowned experts and practitioners engaged in the SDGs, the conference triggered creative thinking […]

  • Get ready for ICSD 2017!

    The SDSN and the Global Association of MDP Programs are thrilled to hold the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 18 & 19 September, 2017, in New York. The call for abstracts has also been posted, with a deadline of 1 May, 2017.

  • UN Statistical Commission Side-Event

    “Expanding the Data Ecosystem: The role of Non-Official data for SDG Monitoring and Review” When: Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Where: Conference Room 7, UNHQ Organized by the Philippines Statistics Authority(PSA), UNDP, the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network, SDSN and DataShift Background To meet the ambition of the Sustainable Development […]

  • Report on Baltimore Sustainable Cities Initiative Establishes Framework for Setting Targets

    Source: University of Baltimore February 27, 2017 A new report released by the University of Baltimore articulates how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be localized to support a more sustainable Baltimore. In 2015, as part of a program called the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI), Baltimore was selected as one of three […]

  • 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 […]

  • World Happiness Report 2017

    The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of the UN High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. Since then the world has come a long way. Increasingly, happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. Now on World Happiness Day, March 20th, we launch the World Happiness Report 2017, once again back at the United Nations, again published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and now supported by a generous three-year grant from the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

  • How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change DRAFT for Public Consultation

    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.

  • US Cities SDG Index Consultation

    SDSN presents a preliminary Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index for the 124 most populous cities (measured as Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSAs) in the United States of America (US), covering some 70% of the population. The SDG index synthesizes data available today across 46 indicators spanning 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were agreed by all countries in September 2015. The data provides a more holistic and comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges faced by US cities than available through other metrics.