We are thrilled to invite you to join us at the following side events, which SDSN is hosting or are organized by our partners:

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 – Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019, 9 am – 5 pm both days
Columbia University Campus (Faculty House & Lerner Hall)

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Workshop on the Social Systems Evidence Initiative
September 24, 2019, 5:30-7 pm
Columbia University Campus (Faculty House)

An invitation-only workshop on how to engage researchers and policy makers from across the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and beyond to increase the impact of the social systems evidence platform.

The Importance of the Principles of Environmental Law to Provide Legal Effectiveness to the Sustainable Development Goals
September 25, 2019, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Interchurch Center (Room CD)

On 25th of September 2019, an event will take place to discuss on the importance of the principles of environmental law to reinforce its efficacy and to contribute to the sustainability of our planet. It will also be discussed whether the possibility of gathering these principles in an international agreement with ample consensus among countries would give binding legal force to the 2030 Agenda.

Global Solutions Forum
September 25, 2019, 4 pm – 8:30 pm
Columbia University Campus (Faculty House)

SDSN’s Global Solutions Forum (GSF) brings together the network’s sustainable development experts from around the world to showcase how they are implementing local initiatives that are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The inaugural GSF will convene inspiring SDG actors for rapid-fire presentations where they can share progress, highlight victories, and inspire all of us to keep moving forward. Each Global Solution presentation will pack challenges and discoveries into 7 minutes of stories, images, and insights.

The Global Pact for the Environment and the Sustainable Development Agenda
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019, 5:15 pm – 7:30pm
Columbia University Campus (Law School)

This conference, the third annual of its kind, will build upon the last two years of diplomatic efforts to promote the Global Pact and discuss opportunities to strengthen international environmental governance. This conference focuses on the ability of a Global Pact for the Environment, which aims to unify international environmental governance and codify a human right to the environment in international law, to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including by linking the 2030 Agenda to the international environmental legal system.

Columbia International Investment Conference – Aligning Corporations with the Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019, 9 am – 5:30 pm
Columbia University Campus (Faculty House)

This conference aims to clearly and rigorously define SDG-aligned corporate activity to bring coherence and rigor to SDG measurement, reporting, and tools. It will also take stock of what has already been achieved in terms of identifying relevant metrics and indicators, and in ensuring meaningful reporting and assessment in accordance with those indicators, so that new voluntary and regulatory efforts can build on optimal approaches, and fill gaps where they exist.

SDSN Leadership Council Meeting
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 – Friday, Sep 27, 2019, 9 am – 5 pm both days
Columbia University Campus

This event is invitation-only.

The Climate Crisis, Global Land Use, and Human Rights
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Ford Foundation

This conference will analyze the critical role that land plays in achieving climate solutions, the degree to which climate change may reshape regional abilities to support sustainable ecosystems, and the ways in which these land and climate interactions might affect land rights, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

SDSN United States Meeting
Saturday, September 28, 2019

This will be a convening for members of the United States chapter of SDSN. Additional information coming shortly.

Global Citizens Festival New York
Saturday, September 28, 2018
Great Lawn, Central Park, New York

The Global Citizen Festival brings together top artists with world leaders to make commitments toward ending extreme
poverty. This year with Queen ft. Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, ONE Republic, H.E.R, and Carole King.