University of Siena Sustainability course – third edition


On March 11, at 2 p.m., at the Santa Chiara Lab, will be held the first teaching lesson on Sustainability, now in its third edition: registrations are open to all.  

The course, structured in 24 lessons (March to June) aimed to analyzing the basic aspects related to the environment, the economy and social and legal-institutional sustainability, will feature lectures on the following topics: emerging pollutants, planetary boundaries and the water problem.  

Teaching is one of the free choice credits for all students of the University of Siena for your study program: the final exam (in test form) allows you to achieve 6 CFU.

Teacher responsible for the course is Professor Simone Bastianoni, Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental.  

All information about the course can be found at this link: Sustainability course info

ISCN 2016

Iscn 2016

The 10th annual ISCN 2016 Conference hosted by the University of Siena will focus on leadership for a sustainable future and delve into discussions on:

  • Managing a changing planet
  • Managing societal change
  • University-Private sector collaborations for a sustainable future
  • Food sustainability at the micro and macro level
  • Higher education’s contribution to actionable Sustainable Development Goals

Similar to previous years, ISCN 2016 will include a half-day pre-conference and the main conference will span 2.5 days and include thought-provoking plenary sessions, hands-on working group sessions, and intimate parallel sessions. Participants will enjoy ample networking opportunities to galvanize relationships.

For more info please visit ISCN 2016

UN SDSN Mediterranean General Assembly


Rome – CRUI
Piazza Rondanini, 48
16 February 2016: 10.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m

  1. Presentation of SDSN Greece, SDSN Spain, SDSN Turkey and SDSN Italy
  2. Educational Initiatives to promote SDGs implementation in the MED Area
  3. 2016 SDSN MED Conference in Greece
  4. Presentation of PRIMA initiative
  5. Enlargement to new Partners
  6. SDSN MED Governance
  7. Regional consultation for EU SD strategy
  8. SDSN Youth – Empowering youth globally to create sustainable solutions

High level workshop on the SDGs in the G20 on 11,12 November 2015 – Live Streaming (click here)

“The Sustainable Development Goals in the G20 Countries”

Bogaziçi University – Istanbul, Turkey

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The Turkish SDSN is hosting a two-day high level workshop on the SDGs in the G20.  The workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the SDGs in the G20 nations, and for the G20 as a cooperative governance process. Only two months after Heads of State and Government gathered in New York to approve the SDGs, one week ahead of the G20 meeting in Atalya, Turkey, and two weeks before the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, this event will provide a crucial opportunity to discuss the role of the G20 countries in achieving the SDGs by 2030. The SDSN Networks from the G20 countries are partnering to find practical solutions, so participants should be ready for practical brainstorming and suggestions for action.


Leaders from Global Sustainability Network Unite to Call for G20 Action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ahead of the G-20 Antalya Summit

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Meeting of Chairs of Mediterranean SDSN Regional and National Networks in NY


In the context of the 7th Annual SDSN Leadership Council Meeting, the Co-Chairs and Managers  of SDSN Regional and National Networks in the Mediterranean Region (Angelo Riccaboni from SDSN Mediterranean, Levent Kurnaz from SDSN Turkey, Miguel Angel Moratinos and Teresa Ribera from SDSN Spain/REDS and Phoebe Koundouri, that will co-chair the  upcoming SDSN Greece) met to exchange views on the future collaboration strategy of regional and national SDSNs in the MED area.

In particular, the meeting focused on issues such as the implementation of  SDGs in Mediterranean area, raising  awareness on SDGs in order to influence Mediterranean policy makers, collecting and fostering existing solutions initiatives and best practices in the Region and organisation of the 3rd International SDSN Mediterranean Conference to be hosted in Greece.

Finalists and Winner of the Contest “Food&Water: International short film festival on sustainability”


UN SDSN Mediterranean and Visionaria International Film Festival presented at the Italian Pavilion of Expo 2015 an event entitled: “Food & Water: International short film festival on sustainability”

A series of 10 short films on the theme Food & Water, finalists of the Visionaria International competition, have been viewed by the public of Expo in Milan and judged by a jury composed by Prof. Riccaboni (Chair of the SDSN Mediterranean), Claudio Rossi (Professor of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, University of Siena) and Carlo Emilio Sapia (photographer and filmmaker).

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