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  • Final Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs Report Released

    Following 18 months of consultative work, the SDSN has published its final report on Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which presents a set of 100 Global Monitoring Indicators to track SDG progress. This report is a contribution to the ongoing post-2015 processes, including the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDGs (IAEG-SDGs).

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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: Financing for Sustainable Development

    Financing for Sustainable Development

    The SDSN is working with leading organizations, government agencies, international institutions and businesses around the world to provide technical support for the Finance for Development Conference in July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Permalink to: Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    The SDSN hosts events globally, convening leaders across academia, government, business, and civil society to advance solutions in sustainable development and to realize 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 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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  • 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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  • Localization of the SDGs: SDSN Sahel contributes to 1st National Sustainable Development Conference

    From July 22-24, the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development hosted the First National Conference on Sustainable Development. The theme for this inaugural edition of the conference was “Sustainable Cities and Territories.” Over 500 stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, and international organizations participated in the three-day conference in Dakar. SDSN Sahel Chair Prof. Birahim […]

  • SDSN Great Lakes Holds First Conference on Preparing for the SDGs

    On July 17, 2015, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Great Lakes (SDSN GL) held a conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on “Preparing for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” This inception conference brought together 75 stakeholders from academia, research, civil society, international organizations, and government to share information about how Rwanda plans to implement the SDGs.

  • SDSN and Pontifical Academy of Sciences Assembles Top Mayors to Discuss UN Sustainable Development Goals

    On July 22, 2015, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences bring together mayors from some of the world’s major urban centers – including New York, Vancouver, Istanbul, New Orleans, Rome, Seoul, Bogota, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Kingston, Johannesburg, Algiers – to discuss the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Join Us in New York on September 23 & 24!

    The 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development will take place at Columbia University in New York, USA, on September 23 and 24, 2015. This year’s conference theme is Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started, adn the conference will immediately precede the UN SDG Summit. Registration is at!

  • SDSN Contributions to High-Level Political Forum

    Learn more about SDSN’s role in several sessions, side events, and SD Learning workshops throughout the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the Annual Ministerial Review from Friday, June 26, to Friday, July 10, 2015.