SDSN Germany has been working towards the proactive implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement within the European Union and beyond. The overarching aim of the network is to undertake research and host collaborative dialogues that increase the representation of SDGs within national, regional, and international policies. In support of this goal at the national level, SDSN Germany has been actively contributing to policy debates about the SDGs though projects such as the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), which works to define long-term low-carbon development pathways.

Location: Bonn, Germany

Hosted by: German Development Institute and Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


  • Adolf Kloke-Lesch

    German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (D.I.E.), Bonn, Germany
  • Dirk Messner

    German Development Institute (DIE)
  • Gesine Schwan

    HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform

In recognition of the integral role of science in achieving SDGs, SDSN Germany is also one of three organizing institutions leading the Science Platform Sustainability 2030. The platform will assume a supportive role to the National German Sustainability Strategy, which is based on the SDGs. At the international level, Germany’s G7 presidency in 2015 and the 2017 G20 presidency have provided indispensable support to activities that aim to elevate the SDGs at the international level. Members and partners of SDSN Germany have been actively engaged in G7- and G20-related academic and think tank processes, which have resulted in engaging discussion forums at the annual Think 20 (T20) Conference.

We have almost all the elements necessary for the switch to sustainability: technological solutions, institutional and social innovations; that switch can be financed. Now it is important for the pioneers to show that sustainability can work.

Dr. Dirk Messner, Director of DIE, Chair of SDSN Germany