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  • Final Week of Indicators Report Global Consultation

    SDSN has launched a 2nd global consultation on our draft report, “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs,” which will run until January 31. Following the consultation, a revised report incorporating public comments will serve as input into the Expert Group Meeting on SDG Indicators in February 2015.

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  • Permalink to: Support for Post-2015

    Support for Post-2015

    The SDSN supports the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address the challenges of economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance. These goals will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and finish the job of ending extreme poverty in all its forms.

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  • Permalink to: National & Regional Networks

    National & Regional Networks

    The SDSN is building a network of universities, research centers, and other knowledge institutions. Members are organized around National or Regional SDSNs to promote Solutions Initiatives, develop educational materials for sustainable development, and contribute to setting the post-2015 agenda for their region.

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  • Permalink to: Thematic Groups

    Thematic Groups

    Thematic Groups are solution oriented rather than research oriented. Their goal is to spur governments, UN agencies, and the public towards practical solutions to the greatest challenges of sustainable development. They highlight priority actions, open questions, and early-stage demonstration projects.

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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 dramatically accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

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  • Permalink to: Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    Deep Decarbonization Pathways

    The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is an SDSN Solutions Initiative co-founded with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) to prepare practical national deep decarbonization pathways to 2050, consistent with the 2°C target. The DDPP is conducted by 15 Country Research Teams composed of leading researchers and research institutions from countries representing 70% of global GHG 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 mass online and affordable education on sustainable development to university students, high-school students, and sustainable development professionals.

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  • New Approaches to Economic Development

    On January 20, 2015, the SDSN hosted representatives from the OECD at a seminar on New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

  • SDSN Sahel launches in Dakar

    On January 16, 2015, the Sahel SDSN launched in Dakar, Senegal. The Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD) hosts the regional network, with support from the MDG Centre West and Central Africa. The network includes members from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

  • Spanish SDSN Network (REDS) Launches in Madrid

    The Spanish SDSN (Red Española para el Desarrollo Sostenible – REDS) launched on January 13 in Madrid, Spain, with Former Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, Teresa Ribera, Director of IDDRI, and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN and Earth Institute.