Public Consultation: Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the SDGs: An Atlas

This new report maps the many points of intersection between renewable energy and the SDGs, including ways in which the renewable sector can contribute toward the realization of the SDGs, the risks renewable energy operations can pose for sustainable development and the realization of human rights, and the implications of the SDGs for the industry’s future operations.

Photo Gallery — Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) at COP24

LESC returned to COP24, creating a space for in-depth dialogue with policy-makers. Two events were hosted over two days. The first event on Monday, December 10th, entitled “Accelerating Action to a Low-Carbon Future” featured distinguished guests panelists from government, academia, business, and civil society who addressed the themes of energy and land-use. The second event […]

2018 End of Year Wrap Up Newsletter

Wishing you a very happy new year from all of us at SDSN! We’ve had a great year, and are thrilled to share some of our successes with you! Network & Regional Center Activities 2018 was a busy year with a number of new Networks and SDG Centers launched. With 10 already lined up for […]

COP24: Through the eyes of an Observer

By: Elena Crete, Climate & Energy Manager, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Climate change is one of the world’s most complicated challenges, and nations are scrambling to organize around a common goal while maintaining their own interests. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was put forth as a unifying doctrine in which 196 countries agreed to work together […]

Ethics in Action Series Concludes, Plans Future Work

Earlier this month, SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs and Pontifical Academy of Sciences Chancellor Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo concluded the eleventh and final meeting of the two-year Ethics in Action for Sustainable and Integral Development initiative. The Ethics in Action working group, consisting of select religious leaders, theologians, academics, business and labor leaders, development practitioners, and activists, was assembled […]

Next Civilized City and Sustainable Development Forum in China

On 3-5 November, the “2018 Future consensus forum— Next Civilized City and Sustainable Development” was held in Beijing. The forum was jointly organized by Institute for Sustainable Dev elopment Goals of Tsinghua University (TUSDG) and Yeosijae Future Consensus Institute from South Korea. More than 300 hundred experts from all over the world participated in the […]

FABLE Advances on Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium met for its third full consortium meeting on 3 to 5 December at PIK in Germany. The 60 participants, including 37 FABLE country team members, made great progress towards the adoption of global targets to frame the technical work and the future FABLE interim report. Separately, the FABLE Brazilian country team appeared in German news and a paper on FABLE was published in Horizons – Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development.

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  • SDSN Newsletter — December 2018

    Welcome to SDSN’s December 2018 Newsletter! Launch of SDSN USA and SDSN Belgium  This December, the US chapter of the SDSN was launched at Columbia University. SDSN USA will help to mobilize and support America’s colleges, universities, and other leading research institutions to promote the SDGs. SDSN Belgium also launched with thematic priorities on interdisciplinary: sustainable chemistry, climate action, and sustainable […]

  • Launching SDSN’s next European network: SDSN Belgium

    On 29 November, 2018, SDSN launched its latest national network. SDSN Belgium was officially presented at the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC) in Brussels. The new national network joins 30 existing national and regional networks that are localizing the SDGs in their relative context, educating and engaging their students and the general public […]

  • SDSN Authors Chapter in New OECD Report

    Today the OECD launched the Development Co-operation Report 2018: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind. The SDSN secretariat contributed to this report and drafted the full chapter 4 on “Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for all: Policy priorities for leaving no one behind.” Drawing on successful examples, this chapter explores how to meet three challenges […]

  • 2018 Global Nutrition Report Released

    The 2018 Global Nutrition Report was launched on November 29. It’s key messages are that while the burden of malnutrition remains staggeringly high, progress is being made. Greater investment and increased in interventions are needed urgently to ensure we achieve SDG 2 by the 2030 deadline.

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