3rd SDSN Med Conference & SDSN Greece launch

The 3rd International SDSN Mediterranean Conference will be held on September 7-8, 2017, in Athens, Greece.

SDSN Greece will be the 22nd national/regional network within SDSN, and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Centre 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.

The 3rd International MED Solutions Conference will grant a valuable opportunity for the networks of the Mediterranean region to align forces on the broad topic of sustainable development in the region. The conference will provide a platform for debate and exchange of ideas across stakeholders, including network partners, policymakers and scholars.

SDSN Mediterranean will contribute to the 3rd International SDSN Mediterranean Conference thanks to the participation of Prof. Angelo Riccaboni and Prof.ssa Alessandra Viviani.

See the Conference web page

See the online program

Dowload the pdf program


Are you under 35? Are you an innovator in the agri-food sector?

Do you care about the sustainability of our food systems?

Do you believe your idea or project could bring about real change?

Join us in Siena on the 5th and 6th of October 2017!

The University of Siena is looking for innovative ideas and projects related to the agri-food sector.

Don’t wait too long! Our Call for Millennial Innovators is now open ! Send us your proposal by JULY 31st.

More info and applications here

Join the SDSN call with Jeffrey Sachs, June 15, 2017

Dear SDSN Members,

All of you are invited to participate in the next call of the SDSN Assembly, which will take place on June 15, 2017. We are happy to offer two options to better accomodate time zones, one at 10 am GMT and the other at 3:30 pm GMT. The two calls will be the same; you should join whichever is more convenient for you.

The SDSN Assembly is made up of one representative from each SDSN Member Institution. The representative is selected by your organization. Participation on the calls may be deputized to another person if the focal point is not available.

On the call Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the SDSN, will share recent updates from the SDSN’s Leadership Council meeting last week in Berlin, and take questions from members. Please reach out to info@unsdsn.org if you have any questions.

Read the message from Jeffrey Sachs

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 971-331-717

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready 



Plastic Busters at the Ocean Conference, UN, New York, 5-9 June 2017

SDSN Mediterranean, thanks to its flagship project Plastic Busters coordinated by prof. Cristina Fossi (University of Siena), contributes to the Ocean Conference organised by the United Nations in New York on 5-9 June 2017.

The side event  on the Mediterranean Sea envisages to showcase the solutions to the global problem of marine litter.

See the side event programme

See the Ocean Conference website: https://oceanconference.un.org/

The Plastic Busters Project: http://plasticbusters.unisi.it/


Call for volunteer translators

The SDG Academy, the online education initiative of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is calling for volunteer translators in Spanish, French and Arabic.

Volunteers will be translating chapter videos from the SDG Academy’s MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Volunteers may sign up for translating a single chapter (about a 40 minute workload), an entire module (5-7 chapters) or more.

As a token of appreciation, volunteers’ names and work will be acknowledged on the course page of their respective course. Additionally, volunteers who translate 5 or more chapters will be entered into a monthly raffle drawing for one of Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ books!

If you are interested in helping with the MOOC translation, please sign up through this form here.

If you need more information please contact simone.cresti@unisi.it