Public Consultation on Indicators Report Ends Jan 31
Please send us your comments on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs” this week. Following the consultation, a revised report incorporating public comments will serve as input into the Expert Group Meeting on SDG Indicators in February 2015. submit your input »

UN Side Event on SDGs Indicators and Review
On January 20, the SDSN, with the Governments of Mexico and Germany, hosted a side-event entitled “Tracking Progress on the SDGs: Indicators and Review Mechanisms” at the 1st session of the UN Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. read more »

Sahel SDSN Launched in Dakar, Senegal
On January 16, 2015, the Sahel SDSN launched in Dakar, Senegal. The Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) hosts the regional network, with support from the MDG Centre West and Central Africa. The network includes over 20 member institutions from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. read more »

Spanish SDSN Launched in Madrid
On January 12, The Spanish SDSN (Red Española para el Desarrollo Sostenible – REDS) launched in Madrid. Former Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Teresa Ribera, Director of Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN and Earth Institute, led the public presentation of the Spanish network. read more »

IFA-SDSN Workshop on Nutrient Indicators
On January 15, the SDSN and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) held a workshop on metrics for nutrient management and performance in the post-2015 agenda. Some 30 participants from science, business, civil society, and the UN presented their views. Outcomes are reflected in Indicators 12 and 13 in the Indicators report. read more »

UrbanSDG Campaign Meeting in Bangalore 
On January 12-14, 2015, the SDSN organized a meeting with the #urbanSDG Campaign at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore, India, with a focus on the targets and indicators of the UN Open Working Group’s proposed goal on Sustainable Cities. read more »

Enroll Now in “The Age of Sustainable Development”
The third instance of Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ online course, The Age of Sustainable Development, launched on January 20, 2015 on This 14-week course provides an overview of the challenges and pathways to sustainable development and will feature live video chat with Professor Sachs and several other relevant experts. enroll now »

SDSN in the Media

First clean energy, self-sufficient campus in the worldDaily Sabah, January 14

Naoko Ishii: Renewables have a bright futureThe Hindu Business Line, January 11 

Andrew Steer: So What Did We Learn in 2014? – Huffington Post, December 31

Srinath Reddy: India confronting multiple health challengesThe Economic Times, December 30

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