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Tentative route of expedition of Plastic Busters

The Plastic Busters initiative will monitor the impact and reduction of marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea and promote policies to reduce plastic pollution. The project is led by Professor Cristina Fossi and the Biomarkers Laboratory Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Siena, Italy. Working with SDSN members across the region, the team will inventory plastic pollution using sentinel species to detect content and effects of marine litter in different ecological compartments. The team will launch and support campaigns to reduce the influx of marine litter into the Mediterranean Sea.

Other Solutions Initiatives

  • Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project

    The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is an SDSN Solution Initiative co-founded with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) to prepare national low-emission development pathways to 2050, consistent with limiting the rise in global temperatures to well below 2°C, as agreed in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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    USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI)

    Building on ongoing municipal sustainable development planning efforts, the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI) is supporting SDG achievement strategies in three pilot US cities: New York (New York), Baltimore (Maryland), and San Jose (California).

  • Discussions over data with CEPEI in Bogotà. Image courtesy CEPEI.

    Reconciling Development Data

    The process of data reconciliation, which stitches together multiple related datasets, can increase the efficiency and achieve a level of specificity hitherto unavailable to most statistics offices.

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    Virtual Open Schools

    The Virtual Open School project aims to identify and test a model for large-scale, online provision of quality secondary level education in rural areas in an economically sustainable way.