Resources

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious international effort to integrate the three dimensions of sustainability into a universal vision for the future, but the interconnectedness of its 17 SDGs requires national and local governments to overcome siloization and consider existing synergies and trade-offs. This book, edited by Laura Cavalli, Manager of SDSN Italy, and Sergio Vergalli, and including texts by Angelo Riccaboni and Phoebe Koundouri, provides a state-of-the-art, holistic overview of the employment of a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus approach to implement the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a geographical focus on applications in different African regions.
Since 2015, the Sustainable Development Report provides the most up-to-date data to track and rank the performance of all UN member states on the SDGs. The report was written by a group of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), led by its President, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. A global plan to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals is urgently needed, according to the report, and multiple and simultaneous international crises have halted progress on the universal goals adopted by all UN member countries during the historic 2015 summit.
In a world where climate policy increasingly requires the radical reduction of emissions wherever possible, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the co-host institution of SDSN Russia, explores a different approach to the decarbonization of the Russian economy. According to the analysis of the RANEPA, the Russian economy can achieve 100% decarbonization using a wide range of feasible combinations of wind and solar power generation coupled with green hydrogen production.
On May 3rd 2022, SDSN’s European Green Deal Senior Working Group launched the second annual report, entitled ‘Financing the Joint Implementation of the SDGs and the European Green Deal’. The report provides an overview of the EU policies published since 2020 in support of the implementation of the European Green Deal and explores the financial implications of the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal, emphasizing the need for private financial flows to be directed towards sustainable projects and activities.
The Task-force on international cooperation of which Adolf Kloke-Lesch is a member, recommends that G7 takes an extra effort and invests its political and economic clout in intensified international cooperation for the global common good, by linking up its activities with other partners, by bolstering inclusive global governance institutions, and through tethering plurilateral and multi-stakeholder formats to a strengthened United Nations and other multilateral organizations.
How do Nordic and European organisations support Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation at the local level? Which initiatives are relevant for different Nordic countries? This report considers localisation efforts and serves as a guide, with the references providing information and background on selected Nordic and European SDG localisation efforts, reflecting important objectives, priorities, and key activities of the different institutions, organisations, and programmes.
As humanity’s current production and consumption patterns exceed planetary boundaries, many opinion leaders have stressed the need to adopt green economic stimulus policies in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. This paper, produced by the team at SDSN Cyprus, provides an integrated framework to design an economic recovery strategy aligned with sustainability objectives through a multi-criterion, multi-stakeholder lens.
Already before the pandemic, the EU was facing difficulties in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Recovery measures to address the pandemic’s short- and medium-term socio-economic consequences will determine whether the EU moves towards a sustainable development model by 2030 or locks in unsustainable pathways instead.
The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020 is the second edition of our independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).
SDSN and the GIZ program joined forces to contribute to a better understanding of the linkages between social spillover effects and related SDG targets in the textile industry, and to move the subject more strongly into political focus.
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, in partnership with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment  and the Santa Chiara Lab—University of Siena, are joining forces to help the agro-food sector accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Soy is a major driver of deforestation, but it accounts for 47 per cent of the EU’s imported deforestation from agricultural and livestock commodities. Based on an analysis of relevant stakeholders and policy instruments, we have developed a number of policy recommendations for the EU and Germany on how to address negative impacts of soy production, processing and trade.