Leaving No U.S. City Behind: The 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index

    BOSTON – Today, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released the 2nd Annual U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index. The report, titled “Leaving No U.S. City Behind,” shows that all U.S. cities, even those at the top of the Index, have far to go to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global framework promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability. The U.S. was among 193 countries that adopted the SDGs in 2015.

  • SDSN Northern Europe Launch Solutions Initiative Forum (SIF) 2018

    The forum brought together a range of network stakeholders and community actors to showcase a variety of efforts to realize the SDGs across Northern Europe. The theme of “integration” is just one of many the network hopes to focus on in the years ahead to maintain Northern Europe as a leader on the 2030 Agenda.

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    Waterloo University launches SDSN Canada

    The SDSN now boasts 25 national and regional networks worldwide! SDSN Canada, officially launched Monday, May 7, 2018, has joined 24 other SDSN networks working to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • 2018 Happiness Festival: A Collaborative Celebration For A Happier Indonesia

    Achieving a balance between people, nature, and spiritual wellbeing is one way to achieve universal happiness. This philosophy makes up the core of the SDG Pyramid developed by the SDSN Southeast Asia Network and was the fundamental motivation behind the Happiness Festival they hosted last month.

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    Visualizing NDC-SDG connections: Illumination of Synergies

    Countries’ NDCs, their climate plans, include not only commitments to mitigate emissions but also address many other themes relevant to sustainable development. We present key findings of a fine-grained analysis of how climate activities in the NDCs contribute to SDGs and their targets.

  • Seawall Competition Winners Announced- Solutions to Scale

    Testing ideas, documenting success and scaling initiatives are critical to making progress on the SDGs. Many organizations are supporting various efforts for countries to accelerate progress by piloting innovative solutions which address some of the world’s pressing issues. Within this context, the SDSN Southeast Asia network, in partnership with Hero X, launched the Island of Happiness Coastal Design Competition, the first in a series of sustainability initiatives planned for the Kura Kura Bali Island of Happiness.

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