Welcome to SDSN’s May 2018 Newsletter!


SDG Solutions Forum for Northern Europe 
On 14 May, the SDSN Northern Europe hosted a Solutions Initiative Forum (SIF) at Sida in Stockholm. The event focused on integration and linkages between the SDGs and the lives of immigrants and refugees now living in Scandinavia. Social enterprises from across Northern Europe presented solutions featured in the Integrated Solutions Report produced by this group.

An Evening on SDG Implementation in Sweden 
SDSN and partners hosted a public evening event on 15 May at the Stockholm School of Economics to discuss SDG implementation in Sweden (ranked first in the SDG Index) in the presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, an SDG Advocate. More than 300 persons were in attendance.

University of Waterloo Launched SDSN Canada! 
The University of Waterloo hosted a free public lecture on 7-8 May as part of the launch of SDSN’s 25th network: SDSN Canada. The network will focus on bringing together Canadian post-secondary institutions, civil society members, and others to mobilize around the SDGs.

Scoping Long-Term Pathways for Sustainable Land-Use in Ethiopia 
As part of the FABLE Consortium, SDSN participated in the 2nd Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy which also launched the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) in Ethiopia. As part of FOLU, long-term FABLE pathways and science-based targets will be developed for Ethiopia.

The SDG Academy has Launched a Facebook Group for their Alumni 
The SDG Academy Alumni Facebook group has been created to connect fellow alumni, share their experiences, and help them to learn more about the emerging issues of sustainable development. Currently 1600 members strong, the group is open to all learners who have either enrolled or successfully completed at least one full-length course (live or self-paced).


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SDSN in the Media

Lan Xue et al.: Addressing policy challenges in implementing Sustainable Development Goals through an adaptive governance approach: A view from transitional China, Wiley Online Library – April 25, 2018.

Johan Rockström and Per Espen Stoknes: Redefining green growth within planetary boundaries, Elsevier – April 30, 2018.

Climate Change Affects Your Allergies in These Frustrating Ways (Quotes CCSR scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig – May 16, 2018

Ken E. Giller et al.: Are farmers searching for an African green revolution? Exploring the solution space for agricultural intensification in southern Mali, Cambridge University Press – May 17, 2018.

Jeffrey SachsScholar: Dumping Fossil Fuels by 2050 Needed to Save Climate, Associated Press – May 19, 2018


Upcoming SDSN Events

Youth in Action for the SDGs
Organized by Fondazione Italiana Accenture, SDSN Youth, & Others
5 June | Milan, Italy

The SDSN Italia SDG City Index: Focus on Milan (Workshop in Italian)
Organized by SDSN Italia
6 June | Milan, Italy

Pre-Conference Event: “Supply and Demand of Environmental Economics Policy Advice,” prior to the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
Organized by SDSN Northern Europe
25 June | Gothenburg, Sweden

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Other News and Events


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