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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, […]

SDSN September 2017 Events Summary

The 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72) opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 13, 2017. The General Debate of UNGA 72 opened on September 19, 2017. SDSN and our partners hosted the following events in and around the UNGA: Meet the Networks September 17, 2017 In advance of the […]

“So, I Tried a Decentralized Solar Solution”

By Claude Nahon We see it happening every day: the world is moving towards lower carbon energy, more decentralized production, and increased technology. This transition to the low-carbon economy also means that individuals may need to become more actively involved in understanding and choosing the source of their daily energy needs. We may even need […]

SDSN Switzerland’s ambitious vision for the 2030 Agenda

SDSN Switzerland’s discussion paper outlines important considerations for the effective national implementation of Agenda 2030. The paper includes comments and recommendations to create a transformational and multidisciplinary sustainable development strategy for Switzerland based on scientific knowledge. SDSN Switzerland defines the following priority areas: Reduce the ecological footprint resulting from unsustainable consumption and production processes in […]

An Aristotelian Perspective on Sustainable Development: Launch of SDSN Greece

The SDSN has a new network! SDSN Greece is the 23rd national and regional network in the networks program and adds to a wide array of coverage in the Mediterranean region.  The launch event kicked off on September 6, 2017, with an executive meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the SDSN. An executive pre-launch […]

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 […]

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  • 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: […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — August 2017

    Welcome to SDSN’s August 2017 Newsletter! First-Ever ‘U.S. Cities SDG Index’ Ranks American Cities Based on Sustainability  SDSN released the first ever U.S. Cities SDG Index which ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the SDGs. A list of the global media coverage is available here. SDSN Malaysia […]

  • 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 […]

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