SDSN Australia/Pacific aims to mobilise universities and knowledge institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to play a leading role in the implementation of the SDGs through their core capabilities of research, graduate and undergraduate education, capacity building, student leadership, corporate responsibility, and community leadership.

Our Secretariat is hosted by Monash University and chaired by Professor John Thwaites, who is also a Co-Chair of the global SDSN Leadership Council.

Our main focus areas currently are:

  • SDGs: Making the SDGs framework relevant to our region and advocating and supporting governments and organisations across our region to implement it.
  • Deep decarbonisation pathways: The Australian contribution to SDSN’s global flagship project, which mapped how the world’s largest emitters can transform their energy systems to keep the rise in global temperatures to less than 2°C.
  • SDSN Youth: Supporting the establishment of SDSN Youth, which was set up by passionate young people in our region and is now part of the global SDSN.

Please visit the SDSN Australia/Pacific website for all the up-to-date information about our members, activities, and events.


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