Welcome to SDSN’s May 2016 Newsletter!

sdg-index-draftBertelsmann Stiftung and SDSN Announce Collaboration

The Bertelsmann Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, and the SDSN will jointly produce an SDG Index and Dashboard to assist countries in operationalizing the SDGs using data available today. A first edition will be launched before the July 2016 High-Level Political Forum.

cop22-lesc22-annoucementThe Government of Morocco, SDSN, WBCSD and ICLEI Will Co-Host COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference

Cities, business, academics and government will come together to scale up solutions for climate action at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, and accelerate the implementation of the historic Paris Agreement. The Government of Morocco will host the conference in partnership with SDSN, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and ICLEI.

LaudatoSi_01The Encyclical, Laudato Si’, One Year After

On May 25, SDSN Spain celebrated the first anniversary of the encyclical “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home,” with a public event in Madrid.

Making the SDGs work for Humanitarian Needshumanitariansummit2016

On May 23, SDSN held a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul with our partners Action Contre La Faim and the Norwegian Refugee Council.


SDSN Organizes Meeting Series on the Road to Habitat III: Realizing Sustainable Development in Cities IMG-20160520-WA0002

Working with urban development experts, SDSN is exploring how to make the Habitat III conference a success and how to implement SDG 11 on sustainable cities and human settlements.

T20 Conference in Berlin Discusses SDG Implementation

Think tank leaders from G20 countries discussed how the upcoming G20 summits in China and Germany (2017) can support Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. SDSN Germany and other SDSN leaders presented on development finance, climate change, and policy coordination for the SDGs.

SDSN in the Media

Jane Lubchenco: Solutions for recovering and sustaining the bounty of the ocean: Combining fishery reforms, rights-based fisheries management, and marine reserves, ResearchGate – June 1, 2016

Adolf Kloke-Lesch: A European Narrative? German Development Institute – May 25, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs: Islamic finance to bring balance to SDG financing: Sachs, Jakarta Post – May 17, 2016

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo: Pursuit of integral ecology, Science – May 13, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs: The age of impunity, The Boston Globe – May 13, 2016

Frannie Léautier: Can using geographical factors leverage private equity to deliver sustainable development results? Taylor & Francis Online – May 12, 2016

Paul Collier: The Institutional and Psychological Foundations of Natural Resource Policies, The Journal of Development Studies – May 11, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs: Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’ warns World Bank, The Guardian – May 5, 2016

Lan Xue: Local implementation for green-manufacturing technology diffusion policy in China: from the user firms’ perspectives, Journal of Cleaner Production – May 4, 2016

Hirokazu Yoshikawa: Mixed Methods in the Science of Understanding Antipoverty Policies for Families with Children: Four Case Studies, Methods That Matter – May 2, 2016

Martin Visbek: Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals: An Application to Oceanic Development in the European Union, Wiley – Apr 30, 2016

Upcoming SDSN Events

SDSN Leadership Council Meeting
30 & 31 May, Brussels

Debriefing on the SDG Baltimore Initiative: Progress to Date
4 June, Baltimore

Regional Workshop on SDG 4
7 June, Kigali

Global Sustainable Development Report
Date TBD, New York

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Other News and Events