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Welcome to SDSN’s December 2016 Newsletter!

Official Launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development
Malaysia established itself as a leader in the global effort to promote sustainable development with the official launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University and with support from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The Center is the first of its kind in Asia.

Launch of the SDG Index & Dashboard in Spain
SDSN Spain launched the Spanish edition of the SDG Index & Dashboard in Madrid on December 12. The event had two main objectives: 1) to present the SDG Index, a global report and country ranking prepared by SDSN and the Bertelsmann Foundation in July 2016, and 2) to assess where Spain is situated in this ranking and why.

Upcoming Book Launch: “Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair and Sustainable,” by Jeffrey D. Sachs
In this passionate and powerful new book – part manifesto, part plan of action – Sachs dwells on issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. This event will include a lecture by Professor Sachs, followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Register now.

SDSN Year in Review
2016 was a year full of action, excitement and surprise in the arena of sustainable development. SDSN launched a new SDG Index and Dashboards, rolled out multiple new courses at the SDG Academy, hosted several successful international conferences in Brussels, New York and Marrakesh and more.

SDSN in the Media

Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang: Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, Cambridge University Press – Dec 31, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs: Learning to Love a Multipolar World, Project Syndicate – Dec 29, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs: Let’s Make 2017 The Year Of Ethics And Morality, Forbes – Dec 28, 2016

Pavel Kabat et al.: Building Regional Water-Use Scenarios Consistent with Global Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, Environmental Processes – Dec 24, 2016

Adolf Kloke-Lesch: 2017 – After the magic of beginnings, Bonn Sustainability Portal – Dec 22, 2016

Dario Piselli, Can Agenda 2030 change the norm?, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation – Dec 14, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs, Focused global strategy needed to end child slavery by 2025, Reuters – Dec 13, 2016

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo et al. (eds.): Children and Sustainable Development – Dec 9, 2016

CB Bhattacharya and Paul Polman: Sustainability Lessons From the Front Lines, MIT Sloan Management Review – Dec 8, 2016

Shaid Naeem et al.: Biodiversity and human well-being: an essential link for sustainable development, The Royal Society – Dec 7, 2016

Srinath Reddy at al.: India’s new health systems knowledge platform—making research matter, The Lancet – Dec 3, 2016

Srinath Reddy et al.: Cardiovascular Diseases on the Global Agenda, Global Heart – Dec 1, 2016

Achim Dobermann: Looking forward to 2030: Nitrogen and the Sustainable Development Goals, Proceedings of the 2016 International Nitrogen Initiative Conference – Dec 2016

Virgilio Viana: Why Brazil Needs to Rethink its Restrictions on Carbon Trading, Huffington Post – Nov 25, 2016

Upcoming SDSN Events

Book Launch: “Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair and Sustainable,” by Jeffrey D. Sachs
18 January, New York
Lead: Center on Sustainable Development

United Nations Youth Assembly
1-3 February, New York
Lead: UN Youth Assembly Committee and SDSN

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