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SDSN Newsletter — November 2017

Welcome to SDSN’s October 2017 Newsletter! Where are we in the fight against climate change? An update from COP23  With support from Enel, the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) was hosted by SDSN, ICLEI, and WBCSD at COP23 in Bonn. Learn more about LESC and our network member COP events and their outcomes here. SDG Index discussion in European […]

Where are we in the fight against climate change? An update from COP23

In the two years since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, what progress has the world made on climate change? This November in Bonn, Germany, the United Nations convened more than 20,000 stakeholders across disciplines and industries to showcase solutions, participate in formal negotiations, and answer this very question at the 23rd United Nations […]

Investing in young people – key for the SDGs

It is no secret that young people are key when it comes to sustainable development. Not only because they will lead our society in the future, but because they possess crucial characteristics for sustainable development – creativity, hope, and knowledge. Our young generation is the most well educated in history, but are also facing great […]

SDSN Newsletter — October 2017

Welcome to SDSN’s October 2017 Newsletter! Call for inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report  The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 aims to bring a solid science and evidence base to support policies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is currently being prepared by an independent group of experts. They are looking to the […]

Award-Winner Turns Trash into Cash in Indonesia

Bintang Sejahtera Waste has won the UID UN SDSN Sustainable Solutions for a Better World Award for its community-based waste management system. An initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions (SDSN) Southeast Asia network hosted by United in Diversity (UID), this award program was designed to recognize, encourage, and support the best sustainable development solutions in […]

Presentation on SDG implementation at Georgia Tech

SDSN Senior Advisor Jessica Espey gave a keynote lecture to students from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on Thursday 26th October 2017. Her lecture focused on the creation, implementation, and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals. The lecture was hosted by Georgia Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain Center and […]

Building Modern Data Systems for Sustainable Development: A high-level roundtable

SDSN TReNDS and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a high-level roundtable discussion of TReNDS’ new report on modern statistical systems, Counting on the World, on October 25th in Washington, DC. The meeting brought together leaders from prominent global think tanks, finance institutions, multilateral agencies, and civil society organizations to discuss the key recommendations of the report and how we can turn them into concrete actions.

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  • Call for Inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report

    The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 is being prepared by an independent group of experts, who are currently looking to the public to submit cases, studies, publications, or papers that you think can help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline is December 1, 2017.

  • Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition

    The SDSN Southeast Asia network, in partnership with Hero X, announced the Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition, the first in a series of sustainability initiatives planned for the Kura Kura Bali Island of Happiness The Competition was launched on 18 September by the International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General, John Danilovich, and the SDSN Southeast […]

  • Youth are the future. Are they prepared to lead?

    Most of the leaders who grace the world stage today have been in charge for decades, using their experience to lead us through crises and prosperity. Yet they are increasingly out of step in a world of grassroots activism and global movements spread solely by the digital revolution – and led by a new generation. […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — September 2017

    Welcome to SDSN’s September 2017 Newsletter! September Events Roundup On the occasion of the annual general debate of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), SDSN organized events focusing on the practicalities of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and achieving the SDGs. The events were attended by Heads of State, UN ambassadors, industry leaders, scientists, […]

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