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The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.

Through a growing number of National and Regional Networks, SDSN supports the localization and implementation of SDGs, develops long-term transformative pathways for sustainable development, promotes education around Agenda 2030, and launches solution initiatives. 

The Greek SDSN has been included in the SDSN network and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab. It is co-chaired by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri and Prof. Andreas Papandreou, aiming to contribute to achieving the goals of the SDSN network. 

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SDSN-Greece participates in the 11th Meeting of the SDSN Leadership Council & the T20 Summit

SDSN-Greece participates in the 11th Meeting of the SDSN Leadership Council & the T20 Summit

SDSN-Greece Manager and ICRE8 General Administrator, Klea Morianou, as well as well as SDSN Greece Youth Coordinator, Christina Christoforou-Livani, participated in the SDSN L...
Launch of the Amazon Solutions Platform

Launch of the Amazon Solutions Platform

SDSN Greece Manager and ICRE8 General Administrator, Klea Morianou as well as well as SDSN Greece Youth Coordinator, Christina Christoforou-Livani, participated in the official lau...
World Environment Day – International conference Forum of European Civil Society on Sustainable Development – Opinions and Practice in Czech Republic

World Environment Day – International conference Forum of European Civil Society on Sustainable Development – Opinions and Practice in Czech Republic

Members of the Sustainable Development Observatory at the European Economic and Social Committee are organising a conference on sustainable development in order to celebrate t...
New SDG Academy Course: "Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet". Enroll for free!

New SDG Academy Course: "Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet". Enroll for free!

Climate Action is a 12-week course on the actionable steps societies, businesses and individuals can take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonize the economy, a...
Livestream: Join the Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS - May 29-30

Livestream: Join the Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS - May 29-30

With the Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS  fast approaching, we want to inform you about the opportunity to follow our livestream this coming Monday(29 May) and Tues...
Official launch of SDSN GREECE to be held in September 2017

Official launch of SDSN GREECE to be held in September 2017

The official launch of UN SDSN GREECE will take place in Athens on 7 & 8 September 2017, during the  3rd international UN SDSN Mediterranean Conference. The first day will...
Manager position at SDSN Paris

Manager position at SDSN Paris

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The SDSN mobilizes research...
The March 2017 SDSN Youths Newsletter has been launched

The March 2017 SDSN Youth's Newsletter has been launched

Read about all the latest SDSN Youth accomplishments following this link.
Funding Opportunity: Initiatives for "Sustainable Energy for Eradicating Poverty and...”

Funding Opportunity: Initiatives for "Sustainable Energy for Eradicating Poverty and...”

Sponsorships available for participation in the 2017 UNLEASH SDG Innovation Lab

Sponsorships available for participation in the 2017 UNLEASH SDG Innovation Lab

Sponsorship available for up to 50 Action4SD Members Application Invitation: UNLEASH Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab 13-21 August 2017, Denmark Action4SD is a partne...
Abstracts for the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 are due May 1

Abstracts for the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 are due May 1

Don't forget that the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New Yo...
Launch of flagship report “Better Business, Better World” by the  Business and Sustainable Development Commission

Launch of flagship report “Better Business, Better World” by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission has recently launched a flagship report “Better Business, Better World” that calls business leaders for action ...
SDSN Greece Youth participated in four events in Athens in March 2017

SDSN Greece Youth participated in four events in Athens in March 2017

The SDSN Youth Greece group participated in four events/conferences in Athens. After building partnerships with TEDxAUEB and the Athens Science Festival, and having AISEC Greece an...
SDSN Greece Youth participates in 3 events this week

SDSN Greece Youth participates in 3 events this week

A week full of ‘’sustainability’’ is ahead of us this week as the youth team of the SDSN Greece will be participating in three different events, all of...
Fifth World Happiness Report 2017 Ranks Happiest Countries

Fifth World Happiness Report 2017 Ranks Happiest Countries

NEW YORK, March 20—The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating Inte...
Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members

Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members

Share of renewables in energy consumption in the European Union (EU) reached almost 17 per cent in 2015, with eleven EU Member States already achieving their 2020 targets. On Tues...
World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs

World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs

The World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has issued its first bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the g...
Renewables in Africa & Asia secure $50 million private investment

Renewables in Africa & Asia secure $50 million private investment

Watch Explainer Video: Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Watch Explainer Video: Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is happy to share with us their first explainer video on Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development, develo...
Zilient: a first-of-its-kind online publishing and knowledge-sharing platform

Zilient: a first-of-its-kind online publishing and knowledge-sharing platform

The Global Resilience Summit, yesterday, The Rockefeller Foundation in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Blue State Digital and OnFrontiers, unveiled Zilient:...
Feeding a Hungry Planet - FREE online course on Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

'Feeding a Hungry Planet' - FREE online course on Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

A Paradox of today:  Despite progress made towards reducing malnourishment  -  Over 800 million people go hungry everyday, while over 2 billion people are overweigh...
Public session on Water-related Priorities for the Maltese EU Presidency

Public session on 'Water-related Priorities for the Maltese EU Presidency'

SAVE THE DATE!  On the 7th of March, the MEP Water Group is organising, in cooperation with the Maltese EU presidency, a public session from 14h30 to 16h30 at the E...
Launch of new standards for financing sustainable development

Launch of new standards for financing sustainable development

On Monday 30 January 2017, 19 leading global banks and investors – worth a total of $6.6 trillion in assets, launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance, se...
Presenting the 2017 Youth Solutions Report!

Presenting the 2017 Youth Solutions Report!

SDSN Youth announces the launch of the Youth Solutions Report, a first step in the mission to demonstrate the incredible innovation and creativity of young people who are leading i...
EurEau January 2017 newsletter

EurEau January 2017 newsletter

The EurEau external newsletter - edition 10 - January 2017 is out It includes news and EurEau views on: Pharmaceuticals in the environment: The presentations and the report from ...
UN-backed app is transforming green finance

UN-backed app is transforming green finance

On 20 January during the World Economic Forum in Davos, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial) – China’s leading online an...
The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is looking for 3ssociate Fellows and a Course Assistant.

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is looking for 3ssociate Fellows and a Course Assistant.

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is looking for two (2) Associate Fellows and a Course Assistant. Below you will find tasks associated to each position and y...
SDSN Youth  seeking young, talented and passionate individuals for the role of ‘Campus Coordinator’

SDSN Youth seeking young, talented and passionate individuals for the role of ‘Campus Coordinator’

Official Launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

Official Launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

Malaysia established itself as a leader in the global effort to promote sustainable development with the official launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at S...
SDSN Year 2016 in Review

SDSN Year 2016 in Review

2016 was a year full of action, excitement and surprises in the arena of sustainable development. SDSN launched a new SDG Index and Dashboards, rolled out new courses at the SDG Ac...
Launch of the SDG Index & Dashboard in Spain

Launch of the SDG Index & Dashboard in Spain

SDSN Spain (REDS) launched the Spanish edition of the SDG Index & Dashboard in Madrid on December 12. The event had two main objectives: to present the SDG ...
Budapest 2016 Water Summit Messages / Policy Recommendations

Budapest 2016 Water Summit Messages / Policy Recommendations

The final outcome of the Budapest Water Summit 2016, the Budapest Water Summit 2016 Messages and Policy Recommendations was prepared by the Drafting Group, responsible for the elab...
"Migrants in Europe" Conference - The Path International Meeting for Environmental Migration

"Migrants in Europe" Conference - The Path International Meeting for Environmental Migration

“In a time when climate change is causing migrations of entire populations, it becomes more important to always preserve the natural resources that the world offers us as gif...
Σχεδιάζοντας από κοινού την πόλη του 2050: Η δεύτερη φάση της Ανθεκτικής Αθήνας είναι γεγονός!

Σχεδιάζοντας από κοινού την πόλη του 2050: Η δεύτερη φάση της Ανθεκτικής Αθήνας είναι γεγονός!

Στους επόμενους δύο μήνες η Ανθεκτική Αθήνα απαντά στα διαγνωστικά ερωτήματα των πέντε Πεδίων Διε...
The official website of the Think20 (T20) has been launched today!

The official website of the Think20 (T20) has been launched today!

The official website of the Think20 (T20) has been launched today!   Think20 (T20) is the research and policy advice network for the G20 during the German G20 Presidency and...
SDSN Greece Youth participates in the Sustainability Summit for Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean

SDSN Greece Youth participates in the Sustainability Summit for Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean

SDSN Greece Youth members Joseph Adler, Christina Christoforou Livani (SDSN Greece Youth Coordinator), Paraskevi Karra, Christoforos – Dimitrios Zafeiris, Stylianos Zlatanos,...
Advanced Policy Workshop under the auspices of SDSN-Greece

Advanced Policy Workshop under the auspices of SDSN-Greece

An Advanced Policy Workshop in “Sustainability and Resource Valuation” will be held on 28 June 2017 in the historic Kostis Palamas Building (Akadimias 48) in the center...
UN SDSN-Greece participates in ICARUS H2020 project 1st Stakeholder Engagement Event

UN SDSN-Greece participates in ICARUS H2020 project 1st Stakeholder Engagement Event

Klea Morianou, manager at UN SDSN - Greece and general administrator at ICRE8 participated in the 1st the Stakeholder Engagement Event of the European funded H2020 project ICA...
Say with a thunderclap: "All systems go!" for the Paris Agreement on climate action!

Say with a thunderclap: "All systems go!" for the Paris Agreement on climate action!

We hope you will join us in celebrating the Paris Climate Agreement's entry into force on November 4th by participating in a social media thunderclap! Just click here and ...
Less debt more Earth; WWF opens dialogue on green debt relief for a living economy in Greece

Less debt more Earth; WWF opens dialogue on green debt relief for a living economy in Greece

Seven years of crisis and austerity in Europe are placing great strain on the European project. In Europe’s nature, life goes on: Greece hosts a unique ecological treasury, w...
European Forests Info Pool

European Forests Info Pool

EFI info pool is now at our service! EFI info pool is a platform for EFI and its network to share news about funding calls relevant for the forest sector, capacity building o...
Sustainable Consumption and Production Presentation

Sustainable Consumption and Production Presentation

ICRE8 senior researcher and Assistant Manager SDSN Greece Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos participated in the workshop “The implementation of sustainable development goals in Loc...
The mobile catalyst for all 17 sustainable development goals

The mobile catalyst for all 17 sustainable development goals

1st meeting of SDSN Greece-Youth

1st meeting of SDSN Greece-Youth

The SDSN Greece-Youth first official meeting took place on October 4, 2016 at ICRE8, one of the co-hosting institutions of SDSN, in Maroussi, with great success. Many university st...
“Sustainable Development in a changing world”

“Sustainable Development in a changing world”

ICRE8 senior researcher and Assistant Manager SDSN Greece Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos chaired a session on “Sustainable Development in a changing world” in the Internat...
ICRE8 Presentation of UN SDSN Academia-Industry Links at the ACEin

ICRE8 Presentation of UN SDSN Academia-Industry Links at the ACEin

The “Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and Research Commercialization”, was organized by AUEB in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel the EC and OECD on Entrepre...
The SDG Academys Fall Semester is now open

The SDG Academy's Fall Semester is now open

SDSN’s online education initiative SDSNedu is now the SDG Academy! The SDG Academy is a virtual platform that provides high-quality online courses. Our global faculty co...
SDSNedu is now the SDG Academy!

SDSNedu is now the SDG Academy!

SDSNedu has transformed into the SDG Academy to build on our mandate to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Here is the SDG Academy Trailer.
Live streaming of the 4th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development

Live streaming of the 4th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 4th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development is today and it will be broadcasted through live streaming, all day, on the SDSN YouTube channel and Perisco...
Short Film and Interviews from the SDG Index & Dashboards Launch Event

Short Film and Interviews from the SDG Index & Dashboards Launch Event

The SDSN published its first ever SDG Index and Dashboards - Global Report on July 20th 2016. To mark the occasion, our partner Bertelsmann Stiftung created a short film on the eve...
Call for Papers - Fifth IAERE Annual Conference

Call for Papers - Fifth IAERE Annual Conference

Do not miss the Fifth IAERE Annual Conference Call for Papers - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2016. The Conference, organized by the Italian Association of Environmental and Re...
Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?

Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?

Watch the short video of the Policy Workshop on “Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?” hosted by the European Commission, ...
Athens Network Exchange: Cities and the Global Migration Crisis

Athens Network Exchange: Cities and the Global Migration Crisis

Athens hosts the next 100 Resilient Cities Network Exchange workshop on September 6-8, 2016. Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos will be representing UN SDSN Greece in the event. Cities a...
SDG 16 Data Initiative Launched

SDG 16 Data Initiative Launched

The new SDG16 Data Initiative, unveiled at the UN in New York during the High-Level Political Forum, showcases currently available data on all SDG16 targets from a v...
Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization

Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization

Around the world, people are calling for a new kind of globalization. The current version, once called the Washington Consensus, has delivered economic growth but at enormous cost:...
The SDG Index & Dashboards official launch

The SDG Index & Dashboards official launch

The #SDGIndex launch brought together 150 UN diplomats, academics, private sector professionals, non-profit representatives and sustainability conscious citizens. The rep...
SDSN Guide for Cities Getting Started on the SDGs Released

SDSN Guide for Cities Getting Started on the SDGs Released

On July 15, 2016, the SDSN, Ford Foundation, the Office of the Mayor of New York City, and 100 Resilient Cities co-convened a workshop on SDG localization. The workshop p...
Newsletter Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute- Issue 3/2016

Newsletter Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute- Issue 3/2016

The Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute has released its latest Newsletter, covering the most important developments in the Greek and EU Energy market. This month’s issue h...
1st SDG progress report

1st SDG progress report

The UN Statistics Division just released the first official SDG progress report, available here: http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2016/ It provides a quick overview of aggre...
The SDG Index and Dashboards Report have been launched

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report have been launched

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report were launched by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Bertelsmann Stiftung, on July 20, 2016. According to Secretary-General ...
SDSN Greece to host the 3rd SDSN Mediterranean Conference

SDSN Greece to host the 3rd SDSN Mediterranean Conference

The Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (MED Solutions) was launched on July 3-5 2013 in Italy with the 1st International Conference of SDSN Mediterranean, host...
New H2020 funding to ICRE8 for Open Science directory of the SDSN-Greece research

New H2020 funding to ICRE8 for Open Science directory of the SDSN-Greece research

ICRE8 has been granted funding for the H2020 (EINFRA-2016-1) OpenAIRE project - CONNECTing scientific results in support of Open Science. The main concept behind OpenAIRE-Connect ...
Presentation of UN SDSN Greece in the UN SDSN Mediterranean General Assembly

Presentation of UN SDSN Greece in the UN SDSN Mediterranean General Assembly

Professor Andreas Papandreou (UoA, ICRE8) represented UN SDSN Greece in the UN SDSN Mediterranean General Assembly, which was held in Rome, at CRUI, Piazza Rond...
SDSN Leadership Council Meeting at Columbia University

SDSN Leadership Council Meeting at Columbia University

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri (ICRE8, AUEB, LSE), in her capacity as Co-Chair of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Greece, participate...
SKAI TV ECO News on withdrawal of fossil fuels and carbon tax

SKAI TV ECO News on withdrawal of fossil fuels and carbon tax

OpenAIRE Newsletter January 2017

OpenAIRE Newsletter January 2017

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