Regional Initiatives


Universities and the SDGs

Universities have a unique and critical role in helping the world achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their research, teaching, operations and community leadership. This SDSN Australia/Pacific area of work aims to mobilise universities to contribute to the SDGs and highlight the importance of the sector in local, national and international implementation. Read more>


SDG localisation

Since its inception in 2013, SDSN Australia/Pacific has led and participated in a wide range of activities to foster leadership in the local and national implementation of the SDGs in our region and beyond. Our focus has been on capacity building across all levels, creating cross-sector dialogue and action, and identifying the opportunities that engagement with the SDGs brings. Read more >


Pathways to deep decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can thrive in a low carbon world

ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian National University (ANU) are leading Australia’s participation in SDSN’s global Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project (DDPP), which aims to prepare localised long-term decarbonisation pathways that are consistent with the internationally agreed 2°C target by 2050.  Read more>


SDSN Youth

SDSN Youth started as an SDSN Australia/Pacific initiative and is now part of the global SDSN. It aims to amplify the tremendous energy and capabilities of youth in generating broader buy-in for the Sustainable Development Goals by mobilising resources and building capacity to empower action. SDSN Australia/Pacific’s Youth Rep is the current Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth. Read more >