IIASA Director General and CEO Albert van Jaarsveld will attend the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Leadership Council Meeting - a virtual event bringing together eminent experts on sustainable development from academia, business, civil society, and the public sector.

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network's mission is to promote integrated approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change, through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation. The network is guided by a Leadership Council, which brings together global sustainable development leaders from all regions and all sectors, including civil society, public, and private sectors.

IIASA Director General and CEO Albert van Jaarsveld is a regular Council Member of the SDSN network, as well as past director Pavel Kabat, and IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellows Johan Rockström and Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. 

SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society. The organization and governance of SDSN aims to enable a large number of leaders from all regions and diverse backgrounds to participate in the development of the network. Much of SDSN’s work is led by National or Regional SDSNs, which mobilize knowledge institutions around the SDGs. Several Thematic Networks mobilize experts from around the world on the technical challenges of implementing the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN has a small secretariat with offices in New York, New Delhi, and Paris.