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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sustainable Development Solutions Network newsletter
Welcome to SDSN's March Newsletter!
Launch of new SDSN Project: The World in 2050 The SDSN, International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Stockholm Resilience Center, Earth
Institute, and Alpbach-Laxenburg Group have launched a new initiative to
develop long-term integrated pathways for achieving sustainable
development and attaining the SDGs. read more »
Solutions for Agri-food Sustainability in the Mediterranean The Second Conference of the SDSN
Mediterranean Network was held on March 5-6 at the University of Siena,
Italy. This year’s conference focused on agri-food sustainability in the
region and was attended by researchers, policy makers, and private
sector representatives. The conference also featured a session on youth engagement in the SDGs. read more »
SDSN Presents Monitoring & Accountability Work at UN On March 2, 2015, SDSN hosted a side event
workshop at the UN Statistical Commission entitled “Financial Needs
Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development.” The
SDSN also presented its Indicators report at the UN Statistics Division
(UNSD)’s Expert Group Meeting on SDGs indicators a week before. read more »
Launch of National Pathways for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification The SDSN and Rothamsted Research
are pleased to announce a new Solutions Initiative, National Pathways
for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, which will model pathways
for national agricultural systems to meet SDG objectives on food
security and sustainability. The methodology will be piloted by teams in
China, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, and then expanded to additional
countries. read more »
SDSN partners with EAT and IPES-Food on Healthy and Sustainable Diets On March 12-13, in Vienna, a new
partnership of SDSN, EAT and the International Panel of Experts on Food
Systems (IPES-Food) was launched to develop and advocate for an
integrated set of indicators for heathy and sustainable diets within the
SDGs. Johan Rockström will lead a high-level working group to review proposed indicators
and identify improvements. Interim results will be presented at the 2nd
annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum to be held on June 1-2, 2015.
Enroll Now in "Global Public Health" Global Public Heath, SDSNedu's latest
course, launched this month and is led by Professor K. Srinath Reddy of
the Public Health Foundation of India. The 10-week course provides an
overview of basic tenets of public health and universal health coverage
and will feature live video chat with Professor Reddy and several other health experts.enroll now »
Brazil SDSN Strategic Workshop From March 22-24, the Brazil SDSN convened
prominent network stakeholders for a workshop to discuss overall
strategy and the development of a Network work plan leading up to the
Olympic Games, which will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. read more »
SDSN presents an interview with Professor
Angelo Riccaboni, Rector of the University of Siena and Chair of SDSN
Mediterranean, as the first in an interview series of Network Chairs.
Prof Riccaboni discusses the value of a network for sustainable
development problem solving, region-specific solutions initiatives,
"science diplomacy," and the way forward for the Mediterranean network.
SDSN Germany has issued a statement
calling on the Federal Chancellor and her G7 counterparts to agree in
June in Elmau on determined contributions to global sustainable
The Secretariat of the Global Master’s in Development Practice (MDP)
invites all interested academic institutions to join the Global
Association of MDP programs. Resources and services will be available to
all institutions and organizations that are committed to
interdisciplinary, rigorous, and practice-based training in sustainable
development. To learn more, please visit mdpglobal.org or contact Dr. Lucia Rodriguez.
Jeffrey Sachs released a new book entitled "The Age of Sustainable Development" and gave several related public lectures in the last month at the following institutions: World Bank (watch), Columbia University (watch), University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute for International Studies (watch), Sunway University in Malaysia, and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Indonesia.