SDSN October 2017 Highlights




Call for inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report
The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 aims to bring a solid science and evidence base to support policies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is currently being prepared by an independent group of experts. They are looking to the public to submit case studies, publications, or papers that can support SDG Achievement. The deadline is 1 December and more information is available online.



Register for Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) event at COP
Following a successful event during Climate Week last month in New York, where over 20 presenters brought low-emissions solutions to the stage, the third edition of LESC will be hosted at COP23 bringing technical solutions to UNFCCC negotiators.

Register for the LESC Dialogue taking place 13 November in Bonn, Germany.

Seminar on innovation roadmaps for the SDGs
On 2 October, the UCL Institute for Public Innovation and Purpose – led by Mariana Mazzucato – and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) organized the first international workshop in London on innovation roadmaps for supporting the achievement of the SDGs. Participants developed a program to promote mission-oriented innovation frameworks for the goals.


Executive program on SDGs for government leaders in Asia-Pacific
In cooperation with UNICEF, SDSN, and the Razak School of Government, the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development Sunway University organized a two-day executive program on the SDGs in Kuala Lumpur for senior officials from 12 countries. The training, held 30-31 October, focused on SDG metrics, financing, long-term pathways, behavior change, and other policy measures in support of the goals. The meeting was preceded by a one-day workshop with the Department of Statistics, Malaysia, on SDG monitoring and opportunities for the data revolution.

Roundtable on Building Modern Data Systems for Sustainable Development

On 25 October, SDSN TReNDS and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a high-level roundtable discussion of TReNDS’ new report on modern statistical systems, Counting on the World, in Washington, D.C. Leaders from prominent global think tanks, finance institutions, multilateral agencies, and civil society organizations came together to discuss the key recommendations of the report and how we can turn them into concrete actions.

New from the SDG Academy: Globalization, climate change and ecosystem preservation
Learn about historic waves of globalization and what they mean for our collective future from Jeffrey Sachs in Globalization: Past and Future (launched 30 October).
Explore the science – and solutions – behind global greenhouse gas emissions in Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet (launching 20 November).
Take a tour of the Amazon and learn how we can protect our ecosystems in From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems (launching27 November).