Translating the latest expertise in sustainable development into action in South Africa
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) a global community of universities, research centers, and knowledge institutions. Our National Network aims to teach sustainable development, support solution initiatives, and localise the SDGs in South Africa.
We engage with scientists, engineers, business and civil society leaders, and development practitioners for evidence-based problem-solving.
SDSN South Africa National Network launches
Written by Global Secretariat
On 1 May, student teams from the five participating institutions in the “Universities for SDG13'' competition submitted their final projects that will be part of the international award finale. This competition is a collaboration between the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Siemens Gamesa, a global leader on renewable energy, to promote university talent in the fight against climate change (SDG 13) while enhancing the relevant role of innovation for quality education (SDG 4).
For this first edition, five institutions selected from SDSN’s network participated in the competition: the Institute for SDGs of Tsinghua University (host institution of SDSN China Hub), the University of Pretoria in South Africa (host of SDSN South Africa), the University of Göttingen in Germany, the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Arizona State University in the United States of America.
A total of 15 teams were shortlisted, three per university. The students presented solutions which focused on SDG13 (Climate Action) themes including issues such as the use of biofuels, sustainable land use, sustainable wind turbine, generating sustainable energy through solar, wind and hydro power, public policy recommendations for wind powered energy, community participation in climate change, carbon sequestration and forest management, and carbon trading.
The selected teams will proceed to the next round of the competition on the global level.
Read more about the project details and timelines on the SDSN website.
Written by Network Secretariat
On 2 June 2022 (14:00–15:00 CEST/SAST), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network will launch the 2022 edition of its worldwide flagship report, the SDSN Sustainable Development Report (7th edition).
Since 2015, the annual Sustainable Development Report (SDR) has provided the most up-to-date data to track and rank the performance of all UN member states on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The authors combine data and analysis produced by international organizations, civil society organizations, and research centers resulting in a ranking of all countries on their SDG progress, with interactive dashboards and detailed country profiles for all UN member states.
The report was written by a group of experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), led by its President, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. Published by Cambridge University Press.
The report will be published here on June 2nd, 2022.
Join us for the online launch event on Thursday June 2nd at 2:00 pm Paris time with Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, President of the SDSN, and Ms. Susanna Moorehead, DAC Chair of the OECD as well as other high-level speakers.
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Looking forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the event on June 2nd!
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