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ISCN 2016: Keynote Address

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Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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ISCN 2016: Keynote Address

  1. 1. Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals Guido Schmidt-Traub UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network 13 June 2016 1
  2. 2. The Sustainable Development Goals 22
  3. 3. Preliminary SDG Dashboard for OECD countries 3 SDG1 SDG2 SDG3 SDG4 SDG5 SDG6 SDG7 SDG8 SDG9 SDG10 SDG11 SDG12 SDG13 SDG14 SDG15 SDG16 SDG17 Australia Austria Belgium Canada Chile Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Japan Korea, Rep. Luxembourg Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States
  4. 4. The vital role of universities for the SDGs 1. Innovation, growth, and technology diffusion 2. Problem solving for the SDGs 3. Teaching of the SDGs 44
  5. 5. Knowledge & growth 55
  6. 6. Innovation & unemployment 66 0 5 10 15 20 25 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Germany Sweden Finland Denmark Netherlands Austria France Belgium Luxembourg UK Ireland Italy Slovenia Estonia Spain Hungary Czech Latvia Poland Greece Portugal Slovakia Croatia Bulgaria Lithuania Romania
  7. 7. Patent hotspots (2009 OECD data) 77
  8. 8. Problem solving: Major directed sustainable development transformations 1. Health & population 2. Education & innovation 3. Sustainable agriculture 4. Clean energy 5. Healthy & productive cities 6. Circular economy 88
  9. 9. Example: The Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project 99
  10. 10. Teach the SDGs: SDSNedu 1010 Our vision is to create the global online academy on sustainable development. Our goal is to reach 1 million learners in developed and developing countries by 2020.
  11. 11. Full-length courses (live & on-demand “MOOCs”) Mini-series Webinars & livestreams Curated resources Curated content on sustainable development Led by a global faculty of renowned experts Available in flexible formats
  12. 12. UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) 1. Support the SDGs and Climate Agenda 2. Build global network of problem solvers 3. Promote solution initiatives and long-term pathways 4. SDSN.edu: Education for sustainable development www.unsdsn.org 12
  13. 13. The growing SDSN network: 450 members 1313
  14. 14. More information: Website: www.unsdsn.org Email: guido.schmidt-traub@unsdsn.org Twitter: @GSchmidtTraub 14

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