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Navigating the Data Revolution: TReNDS Annual Learning Session

To mark the launch of Counting on the World, the new report from SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (SDSN TReNDS), students and experts came together for a three-part Learning Session on Data for Development at the Columbia School of Journalism. The workshop event enabled participants to engage with leading experts on the […]

SDG Data Tools Supporting Action in the California Bay Area

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S. National Reporting Platform (NRP), less has been done to determine how these types of activities might function at the city level. For the past year, Stanford University’s Sustainable Urban […]

5th Annual ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development’ to Feature Presidents and Practitioners and Focus on “The World in 2050”

New York City – On September 18-20, 2017, the SDSN, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development, and the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Programs are hosting the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) at Columbia University in New York City. The conference theme this year is The World in 2050: […]

A New Guide to Help Universities Accelerate Action on the SDGs

A new guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions. Getting started with the SDGs in universities: A guide for universities, higher education institutions, and […]

Who might be left behind in the SDGs

By Tom Moultrie The Sustainable Development Goals that nations have committed themselves to striving to reach by 2030 represent a watershed in the global development agenda. Vast resources will be allocated internationally and at all levels of government to maximise their effect. Yet, while this agenda and the efforts that will be expended to meet […]

Rising to the Challenge: Malaysia’s contribution to the SDGs

In order to bring attention to sustainable development and share from the experience of the many initiatives taking place in Malaysia, SDSN Malaysia has collated local projects and their best practices into a book. The aim is to provide an engaging overview of the various initiatives available to achieve the SDGs. In 2014, the network […]

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  • Call for proposals: 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

    Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy Edmonton, Canada | March 5-7, 2018 Deadline for submission: October 6, 2017 SDSN and the other partner organizations of the “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” are pleased to announce a call for proposals […]

  • First-Ever ‘U.S. Cities SDG Index’ Ranks American Cities Based on Sustainability Performance

    Top 100 Most Populous Cities Evaluated Using the Sustainable Development Goals New York – Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which co-produces the Global SDG Index, released the first-ever U.S. Cities SDG Index. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development […]

  • 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

    The first High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in July 2013 and it is set to recur every year under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and every four years under the General Assembly. It is the official platform for monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each meeting […]

  • Plastic Busters: Realizing #SDG14 in the Mediterranean

      Marine litter has become a pervasive environmental problem affecting the world’s seas. It is widely documented that marine litter, such as plastics and derelict fishing gear, have negative impacts on human livelihood, marine wildlife, marine ecosystems, beach quality, navigational safety, and fishing and maritime industries. In recognition of this global issue, a number of […]

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