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New Report Outlines Role of Science in SDG Policy-Making

On 22 April, 2017, approximately 1.3 million people in over 600 cities worldwide marched in the name of science. Listed first and foremost in their goals, the March for Science aimed to “strengthen the role of science in policymaking.” While efforts to keep political and scientific agendas separate have often prevented contamination from competing interests, […]

Upcoming Panel Discussion on Pathways to Successful Data Partnerships

As organizations recommit to the challenges of sustainable development, one critical pathway on which both public and private stakeholders agree is the need to embrace data and technology. Data is crucial for monitoring progress, for making the best evidence-based decisions, and for creating meaningful feedback loops. It is also, increasingly, becoming an avenue for varied […]

SDSN Activities at the UN Oceans Conference

From June 5 to 9, an unprecedented event was held at the United Nations: the UN Oceans Conference. This event brought together diverse stakeholders to discuss pressing challenges to achieving SDG 14 (conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources), as well as share solutions from around the world. The SDSN hosted several side events […]

10th Meeting of the SDSN Leadership Council & T20 Summit

The Leadership Council meeting in Berlin, Germany, on 30 – 31 May was hosted by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the ESMT. It was organized in collaboration with the T20 Summit, which featured two SDSN-hosted side events on the role of religion in global problem solving and on the SDGs and […]

SDSN Newsletter — May 2017

Welcome to SDSN’s May 2017 Newsletter! Tsinghua University SDG Institute Launched In collaboration with SDSN, the university has launched the first institute in China dedicated to the SDGs. The institute underscores China’s commitment to support the SDGs at national and international levels. SDSN Northern Europe: Oceans Solutions Report Released at the Solution Initiative Forum (SIF) […]

Localizing the SDGs in the Andean Region

The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depends on their successful localization. Namely, on the capacity of countries to adapt these global goals to their local realities, and, from that perspective, to identify significant and impactful actions to achieve them. Localization exercises imply open discussions and knowledge sharing among stakeholders, key local actors, and […]

SDSN Northern Europe launches the Oceans Solutions Report at SIF Oceans

On Tuesday, May 16th, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe and the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden together launched the Oceans Solutions Report at the Solution Initiative Forum (SIF) Oceans in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our oceans are key to well-being and social and economic development worldwide. At present, as much as 40% of our […]

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  • Launch of the Amazon Solutions Platform

    Please join us in Berlin on Monday, May 29th, from 19:00-20:00, for the launch of the Amazon Solutions Platform. The platform aims to to geo-reference the best practices of public, private, and civil society stakeholders and promote scientific, technical, and academic understanding of sustainable development.

  • A Long-Term Transformation Pathways Initiative (LTTPI) for the G20

    by Guido Schmidt-Traub Challenge To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement the Paris Climate Agreement, G20 countries will need to undertake profound transformations of their energy systems, food production, industry, cities, and ocean management: The world will use more energy, but energy-related greenhouse gas emissions must fall to zero by 2070 at the […]

  • The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy Project: Pathways for Sustainable Land Use

      The SDSN and IIASA are launching the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy (FABLE) Initiative to develop consistent global and national pathways towards sustainable land use and food systems by 2050. Land use choices affect five critical areas of sustainable development: (i) food production, (ii) greenhouse gas emissions, (iii) biodiversity conservation including forest conservation, […]

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