Network News - January/February 2016

17 February, 2016  |  Newsletter   

Natural resources and the SDGs

Atlas cover>> SDSN, in conjunction with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, UNDP, and the World Economic Forum, has released a draft for consultation of Mapping mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: A preliminary atlas. The report aims to help mining companies navigate where their products and activities can help the world achieve the SDGs.

>> Enrollments are now open for SDSNedu’s newest free online course, Natural resources for sustainable development: The fundamentals of oil, gas, and mining governance, which launched on 1 February.


Network focus: SDGs

SDGs-grid>> In December, SDSN Australia/Pacific joined with SDSN Japan and UNU-IAS to host a roundtable on regional and national implementation challenges of the SDGs and how different countries are addressing them.

>> SDSN Turkey has released the report from the Inaugural SDSN20 workshop which took place in Turkey on the eve of the G20 meetings last November. The report discusses the role of G20 and of SDSN networks around the world in implementing the SDGs.

The SDGs in practice:
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The framework for Victoria’s 2018 State of the Environment Report has been developed to align with international frameworks including the SDGs.


A critical role for youth in COP21

IMG_4225SDSN Youth representatives from Australia/Pacific attended COP21 in Paris in December to launch new initiatives and advocate to policy makers the critical role young people have in achieving the Paris Agreement.


Member news and events

>> The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne will be holding its inaugural oration, Climate Justice after Paris: key challenges, opportunities and priorities with Mary Robinson, on 15 March 2016.

>> Monash University is holding a #GlobalHungerHack weekend on 26-28 February 2016 to find innovative STEM solutions to global hunger and food insecurity.

>> ClimateWorks Australia is working with Indonesian, global and Australian partners to fund six projects identified as part of itsĀ Indonesia/Australia Commercial Building Knowledge Exchange Project, including an energy efficiency benchmark and an international forum to share best practice.