Network News - November/December 2015

17 December, 2015  |  General Network News   


Network focus: Pathways to a low-carbon future

COP21-newsletter-imageWorld governments have signed a new global climate agreement after marathon negotiations at COP21 in Paris this month. The following analyses from SDSN global and Australia/Pacific experts explain the implications and nuances of the new agreement:

Network focus: SDGs

IMG_1162Momentum is building on how the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be implemented locally. Here are some recent global and regional activities and resources from SDSN and our regional members.

  • Engaging Western Australians in the SDGs: A recent multi-stakeholder workshop at Curtin University (pictured) looked at how West Australians communities, organisations and individuals can connect with each other and the world through the SDGs.
  • SDSN G20 Declaration: SDSN Australia/Pacific has joined a call for G20 leadership in promoting and implementating the SDGs.
  • Pacific SDGs survey: The Pacific Institute of Public Policy and RMIT University are calling for people across the Pacific to let them know what they think about the SDGs.
  • portal for NZ and the Pacific: Developed by the Council for International Development in NZ and partners, this new regional portal aims to help spread the word about the SDGs. Full rollout is expected after the global SDGs indicators are finalised in March.
  • Getting started with the SDGs: This new resource from Global SDSN aims to help stakeholders understand the SDGs agenda and start preparing SDG-based strategies.

The SDGs in practice:

>> The Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper proposes inclusion of the SDGs in Melbourne’s long-term planning strategy.

Welcome to new members

SDSN Australia/Pacific is delighted to welcome four new members to SDSN and our regional network:

>> SDSN membership is free and open to universities and other knowledge institutions with deep expertise in sustainable development. Find out more on our website.

Season’s greetings!

This is the last SDSN Australia/Pacific newsletter for 2015. Our office will be closed from 23 December to 4 January for the holidays. We look forward to joining you again in 2016.