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Seawall Competition Winners Announced- Solutions to Scale

Testing ideas, documenting success and scaling initiatives are critical to making progress on the SDGs. Many organizations are supporting various efforts for countries to accelerate progress by piloting innovative solutions which address some of the world’s pressing issues.  Within this context, the SDSN Southeast Asia network, in partnership with Hero X, launched the Island of Happiness […]

Australian SDG Summit 2018

On March 13, 2018, the SDSN Australia/Pacific, in partnership with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), and the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA), hosted the country’s second SDG Summit. Nearly 300 representatives of government, civil society, academia, and business gathered to discuss […]

Finland Wins Double Gold in World Happiness Report 2018

ROME, March 14 – This year Finland takes the top spot as the happiest country as measured by surveys undertaken by Gallup from 2015-2017. Rounding out the rest of the top ten in order of overall happiness are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and Australia. The U.S. ranked 18th, dropping down four spots from last year. In addition, Finland’s immigrants are also the happiest immigrant population in the world, based on the available data from 117 countries.

Launch of Africa Index consultation!

(ci-dessous en français) The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the SDG Center for Africa (SDGC/A) are jointly working to develop and publish the Africa SDG Index and Dashboard, building on the flagship SDG Index and Dashboards global report. Our hope in producing this work is that the indicators and dashboards will help African countries pinpoint […]

ENoP and SDSN cooperate in promoting the SDGs in the EU

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) have agreed to cooperate in the promotion of the universally applicable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the European Union.

SDSN Newsletter — February 2018

Welcome to SDSN’s February 2018 Newsletter! Launch of SDSN Switzerland Introducing our 25th network, SDSN Switzerland! Co-hosted by The Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern and BIOVISION Foundation, SDSN Switzerland focuses on shaping multi-stakeholder dialogue, fostering sustainable development solutions, and advising decision-makers on the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Agreement. Global Happiness Policy Report Released!  A new companion […]

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  • Apply Now to Join the Amazon Summer School!

    SDSN Amazonia and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) are again offering the Amazon Summer School, a 21-day practical course to cultivate global sustainability leaders. The program will be held in the community of Tumbira, located in the Rio Negro Reserve in the north of Brazil. The course leverages experiential learning experiences in the Amazon to […]

  • A Vision for SDSN Canada Materializes at CitiesIPCC Conference

    The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo has been chosen as the Canadian host of The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). SDSN Canada is part of a global SDSN movement to build a network of universities, research centers, civil society organizations, and knowledge institutions. With over 700 participating institutions worldwide, SDSN members […]

  • Global Climate Research Agenda to be Announced at CitiesIPCC Conference

    On March 5-7, the City of Edmonton will host the first-of-its-kind CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, where scientists, policymakers, researchers, and development experts will gather to advance global understanding of climate change, its impacts on cities, and the critical role localities play in solving this challenge. The conference will be marked by the establishment […]

  • Achieving the SDGs in South Asia

    South Asia is home to nearly forty percent of the world population, yet accounts for less than ten percent of world GDP[1]. It is home to several paradoxes- amongst the highest economic growth rates in the world coexist with the high rates of poverty, malnutrition, and mortality. Some of the world’s most dynamic economies are […]

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