SDSN January 2019 Highlights

Public Consultation: Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the SDGs
The SDSN has partnered with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and Equitable Origin to evaluate how the renewable energy sector can effectively contribute to the SDGs. This version has been released for public consultation. Feedback may be submitted until 15 April.

Exposing EU Policy Gaps to Address the SDGS
The SDSN was commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to identify ways to strengthen evidence based policy making in the EU on the SDGs and Agenda 2030. The study makes four recommendations to the EESC to strengthen involvement of civil society in SDG measurement and implementation.

Request for Contribution: Contracts for Data Collaboration
SDSN TReNDS, the GovLab at New York University, the University of Washington, and the World Economic Forum are launching a new project on understanding legal conditions for data sharing in support of the SDGs. Help the team collect agreements, contracts, and similar resources from data sharing initiatives by writing to SDSN TReNDS Analyst Hayden Dahmm.

U.S. Cities SDG Guide
At the 2019 Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors SDSN released a draft practitioner guide: “A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.” City Officials interested in providing comment can write to Melika Edquist by 15 February.

SDSN Partners with the Global Covenant of Mayors
The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and the SDSN announce a long-term partnership delivering on the Innovate4Cities Call to Action and assisting local governments in advancing the implementation of national and supranational climate commitments. GCoM and SDSN will jointly work together to develop a Scientific Advisory Board for Innovate4Cities and engage all partners for the next iteration of the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference.