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2017

  • World Happiness Report 2017

    The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of the UN High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. Since then the world has come a long way. Increasingly, happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. Now on World Happiness Day, March 20th, we launch the World Happiness Report 2017, once again back at the United Nations, again published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and now supported by a generous three-year grant from the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

  • How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change DRAFT for Public Consultation

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and SDSN have published a briefing note entitled “How Oil and Gas Companies Can Help Meet the Global Goals on Energy and Climate Change,” summarizing the ways in which international oil and gas companies can help expand access to affordable, clean energy and take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. A public consultation on briefing note will run until March 15, 2017.

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2016

  • US Cities SDG Index Consultation

    SDSN presents a preliminary Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index for the 124 most populous cities (measured as Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSAs) in the United States of America (US), covering some 70% of the population. The SDG index synthesizes data available today across 46 indicators spanning 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were agreed by all countries in September 2015. The data provides a more holistic and comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges faced by US cities than available through other metrics.

  • Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities

    Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities outlines how cities can get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and human settlements. Effective and decisive action on sustainable development at the local level, within all cities and human settlements, is crucial to the success of Agenda 2030.

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