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This map shows the growing importance of satellite derived data to measure global annual Particulate Matter 2.5, important environmental indicators for air quality. For more information visit the NASA Socio-Economic Data Applications Center (SEDAC) that is operated by CIESIN.

Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

To ensure no one is left behind by the next generation of global development goals, a comprehensive mix of robust data is needed to measure progress and guide investments. A recent report coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network estimates the world will need to spend roughly $1 billion a year to sustain and enhance the statistical systems.

by |May 8, 2015
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Paths to Decarbonization: A Live Twitter Q&A

@UNSDSN is hosting a live Twitter Q&A on Friday, Dec. 19, from 1-2 p.m. EST with Jim Williams, chief scientist at Energy and Environmental Economics Inc. and lead author on the U.S. Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project report. You can send in your questions before and during the live chat on Twitter or Facebook by using #USDDPP.

by |December 17, 2014
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Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Sept. 17-18

The Global MDP Association and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network are hosting the 2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice at Columbia University.

by |July 30, 2014
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CIRSD Joins New Earth Institute SDSN Advisory Group

To strengthen the collaboration between the Center of International Relations and Sustainable Development and the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Earth Institute and SDSN have established the Earth Institute-Sustainable Development Solutions Network Advisory Group on International Relations and designated the members as senior EI SDSN advisors.

by |June 4, 2014
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Science and Solutions for Sustainable Development: 2013 Annual Report

The Earth Institute is grateful to its many partners for their important role in the effort to develop the science and solutions necessary for sustainable development. Please visit the interactive digital 2013 Annual Report to read more about how we are forging partnerships across disciplines and sectors to advance the global effort to guide our planet onto a path toward sustainability.

by |February 17, 2014
Solar panels being installed in a school in Uganda. Photo: M. Basinger.

Shedding Light on Rural Africa: A New Partnership

In partnership with the Italian energy company Eni, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network will evaluate potential pathways for increasing access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, furthering its goals of promoting sustainable development solutions globally.

by |October 15, 2013