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The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.

Through a growing number of National and Regional Networks, SDSN supports the localization and implementation of SDGs, develops long-term transformative pathways for sustainable development, promotes education around Agenda 2030, and launches solution initiatives. 

The Greek SDSN has been included in the SDSN network and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab. It is co-chaired by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri and Prof. Andreas Papandreou, aiming to contribute to achieving the goals of the SDSN network. 

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New Research Topic on Frontiers: "Water-Energy-Food-Health Solutions & Innovations for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Drylands"

New Research Topic on Frontiers: "Water-Energy-Food-Health Solutions & Innovations for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Drylands"

Introducing our brand new Research Topic on Frontiers, entitled "Water-Energy-Food-Health Solutions & Innovations for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Drylands"!
Enhancing Global Cooperation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic: Statement of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Enhancing Global Cooperation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic: Statement of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Read the Lancet COVID-19 Commission Second Statement, “Enhancing Global Cooperation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Jeffrey Sachs, the Lancet COVID-19 Commissioners, T...
Water Europe Newsletter

Water Europe Newsletter

As a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of Water Europe Prof. Koundouri is happy to share with you the newest newsletter!
Highlights February 2021

Highlights February 2021

Read our latest news!
DAFNE H2020 project final review and presentation

DAFNE H2020 project final review and presentation

DAFNE H2020 project final review and presentation. DAFNE: Decision Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food Nexus in complex trans-boundary water resource systems of fas...
Webinar Feb 8: Aligning the European Recovery with the SDGs – Belgium as a Case Study

Webinar Feb 8: Aligning the European Recovery with the SDGs – Belgium as a Case Study

This webinar will discuss the alignment of the European recovery plans with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Launch of SDSN Europe

Launch of SDSN Europe

Following the announcement in December 2020 on the occasion of the release of the 2020 Europe Sustainable Development Report, SDSN has launched SDSN Europe to mobilize and coordina...
Webinar 18 Feb: The Future Europe Wants: A Green and Digital, Job-Based and Inclusive Recovery

Webinar 18 Feb: The Future Europe Wants: A Green and Digital, Job-Based and Inclusive Recovery

Recognizing the global sustainability challenges, European Union leaders have adopted the European Green Deal with wide-ranging goals for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient, tec...
 Q Open:  First articles online

Q Open: First articles online

Explore the first articles published by Q Open, a new open-access journal from the European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation and Oxford University Pr...
Tackling Single-Use-Plastic in coastal areas and islands (video): MEDfreeSUP project

Tackling Single-Use-Plastic in coastal areas and islands (video): MEDfreeSUP project

Watch the new video of our MEDfreeSUP project on Tackling Single-Use-Plastic in coastal areas and islands.
2021 EAERE Summer School

2021 EAERE Summer School

The 2021 EAERE Summer School will address the topic Design and evaluation of instrument packages for carbon-neutral development pathways. Due to COVID-19 forecasts, the School has ...
The 5th COASTAL Newsletter is out-  H2020 COASTAL project

The 5th COASTAL Newsletter is out- H2020 COASTAL project

The 5th COASTAL Newsletter is out, follow the latest progress of our EU H2020 project on coastal-rural collaboration and land-sea synergies: Here are some highlights of what you ca...
Prof. Koundouri was elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science

Prof. Koundouri was elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri was elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. This is indeed one of the biggest honors for a scientist in academia.
H2020 COASTAL Project Newsletter

H2020 COASTAL Project Newsletter

The next #newsletter of our H2020 COASTAL Project is coming out soon!  
The Ocean of Tomorrow: The Transition to Sustainability – Volume 2

The Ocean of Tomorrow: The Transition to Sustainability – Volume 2

The 15th book of Prof. Phoebe Koundouri with the title: "The Ocean of Tomorrow: The Transition to Sustainability – Volume 2" has been published and it is now availa...
2 Αrticles of Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in LAWYER | The Business Magazine

2 Αrticles of Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in LAWYER | The Business Magazine

Read the 2 articles of Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in LAWYER | The Business Magazine
NEWSLETTER September 2020 – December 2020

NEWSLETTER September 2020 – December 2020

Please read our latest news for the period from September 2020 to December 2020 for our Cluster on Sustainability Transition.
UN SDSN Youth Greece newsletter 2020

UN SDSN Youth Greece newsletter 2020

Read the UN SDSN Youth Greece Report for 2020 
UN SDSN announces SDSN Europe

UN SDSN announces SDSN Europe

In order to help UN SDSN take advantage of the EU initiatives (European Green Deal, and the recently added Recovery and Resilience Fund) which create a window of opportunity to pus...
Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

On Tuesday 8/12 The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) launched the 2020 edition of the Europe Sustainable ...
2 postdoc positions opening

2 postdoc positions opening

In the starting European H2020 project on intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (DRYvER  http://dryver.eu/ ), there are 2 postdoc positions opening
ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΑΚΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗ: ΝΙΚΟΛΑΣ Α. ΧΡΗΣΤΑΚΗΣ - ΤΟ ΒΕΛΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΑ

ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΑΚΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗ: ΝΙΚΟΛΑΣ Α. ΧΡΗΣΤΑΚΗΣ - ΤΟ ΒΕΛΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΑ

Οι Εκδόσεις Κάκτος, τo Public και το Inside Story διοργανώνουν διαδικτυακή παρουσίασηγια το νέο βιβλίο  τ...
World Leaders Forum: António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

World Leaders Forum: António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Exergia

Exergia

EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, a member of which is SDSN Greece, is partnering up with Exergia | November 2020
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri wins the first ERC Synergy Grant for Greece

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri wins the first ERC Synergy Grant for Greece

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri wins the first ERC Synergy Grant for Greece.
Online Seminar | An AWESOME talk about the Nile River Basin

Online Seminar | An AWESOME talk about the Nile River Basin

We are glad to invite you to the inaugural event of the AWESOME (Managing Water, Ecosystems and Food Across Sectors and Scales in the South Mediterranean) project!
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is Sustainability and Policy Advisor of ECOGENIA

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is Sustainability and Policy Advisor of ECOGENIA

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is Sustainability and Policy Advisor of ECOGENIA, a start-up NGO in Greece.
Press Release "Innovation and Technology for a Green, Digital and Just Recovery The Greek EIT Ecosystem"

Press Release "Innovation and Technology for a Green, Digital and Just Recovery The Greek EIT Ecosystem"

Read the press release!!!
Climathon in Thiva 2020

Climathon in Thiva 2020

Climathon 2020

Climathon 2020

Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean – 2020 Report

Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean – 2020 Report

Launching event of Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean – 2020 Report. The online presentation and debate jointly organized by SDSN Mediterranean and S...
AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science

AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science

Dr. Ebun Akinsete mentioned in the AIMS most important African Women in Science (AIMSWiS).
Humanlinks

Humanlinks

EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, a member of which is SDSN Greece, is partnering up with Humanlinks | November 2020
To Professor Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant

To Professor Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant

To Professor Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant
An Environmental Journey across Europe

An Environmental Journey across Europe

Welcome on EU in my Region's journeys
Press Release of the Forth Sustainability Summit - October 2020

Press Release of the Forth Sustainability Summit - October 2020

Press Release by European Cluster on Sustainability Transition:  UN SDSN Greece, EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece and ReSEES Research Laboratory, Athens University of Econ...
DAFNE newsletter

DAFNE newsletter

Άρθρο του καθ. Ανδρέα Παπανδρέου στην καθημερινή: "Γιατί είχε  άδικο ο Φρίντμαν"

Άρθρο του καθ. Ανδρέα Παπανδρέου στην καθημερινή: "Γιατί είχε άδικο ο Φρίντμαν"

Water Scarcity Communication Course

Water Scarcity Communication Course

Innovation and Technology for a Green, Digital and Just Recovery: The Greek EIT Ecosystem

Innovation and Technology for a Green, Digital and Just Recovery: The Greek EIT Ecosystem

Join us!!!
Resource management and sustainable development: A review of the European water policies in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Resource management and sustainable development: A review of the European water policies in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Another high-quality work in Environmental Science and Policy (3*) is out!! Enjoy!!!! Stella Tsani, Phoebe Koundouri, Ebun Akinsete,
EarthFund Announces International Launch With Global Green On A 10 Year Climate Mission

EarthFund Announces International Launch With Global Green On A 10 Year Climate Mission

Launch of the COVID-19 Data Portal

Launch of the COVID-19 Data Portal

On Friday, SDSN launched a new COVID-19 Data Portal!
CL-HUB project: Circular Economy Trainings

CL-HUB project: Circular Economy Trainings

We are delighted to invite you to a series of training seminars on the circular economy for businesses and investors.
World Food Day Global Seminar - Countdown to 2030

World Food Day Global Seminar - Countdown to 2030

October 16, 1945, was the founding date of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Every year on this day, people around the globe gather to honor this important mi...
United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

Join us online to celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, 2020!
CE BEACONS Webinar "Circular, green, and alternative procurement"

CE BEACONS Webinar "Circular, green, and alternative procurement"

JOIN US on our next webinar, 14th October 2020 (12-13:40 CET), where we are going to tackle the topic of Circular, green, and alternative procurement.
[Water Scarcity] Additional trainings within the InnoWise Challenge Lab program

[Water Scarcity] Additional trainings within the InnoWise Challenge Lab program

As part of the InnoWise Challenge Lab program, we are organizing complementary trainings aimed at further building the start-ups capabilities. Mentors and experts are mor...
First online workshop for the MEDFreeSUP workshop: The case of Greece

First online workshop for the MEDFreeSUP workshop: The case of Greece

Today the First Greek meeting of our newly founded Climate-KIC project on Single-Use-Plastic issues: MEDfreeSUP took place online.
SDSN NETWORKS IN ACTION 2020

SDSN NETWORKS IN ACTION 2020

SDSN Networks in action 2020
UNESCO Prize for the use of ICT in Education: Call for nominations

UNESCO Prize for the use of ICT in Education: Call for nominations

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures. The theme of the 2020 edition is the use of Artificial ...
Applications - Enso XL MaritimeTech Accelerator by Optima-X

Applications - Enso XL MaritimeTech Accelerator by Optima-X

Optima X has opened up applications for its Enso XL Maritime Accelerator 
Colleges and Institutes Canada launches an SDG Toolkit for post-secondary institutions

Colleges and Institutes Canada launches an SDG Toolkit for post-secondary institutions

CICan’s SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes: A practical guide to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in post-secondary institutions is a ...
Newsletter CE Beacons project - September 2020

Newsletter CE Beacons project - September 2020

Read the 2nd CE BEACONS Newsletter!
New SDSN Guide: Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities

New SDSN Guide: Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities

A guide for universities, colleges, and tertiary and higher education institutions
EU Green Deal 2020 Brokerage event 12-16 October 2020

EU Green Deal 2020 Brokerage event 12-16 October 2020

EU Green Deal 2020 Brokerage event 12-16 October 2020
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is an editor at the new Journal Q Open

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is an editor at the new Journal Q Open

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is an editor at the new Journal Q Open
2nd Balkan Forum for  "Entrepreneurship & Innovation", on 25th and 26th September 2020

2nd Balkan Forum for "Entrepreneurship & Innovation", on 25th and 26th September 2020

The Managing Authority and the Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia & Thrace) are organizing online the 2nd Balkan Forum for  "Entrepreneurship & Innovation&quo...
Newsletter April- August 2020

Newsletter April- August 2020

Read our latest Newsletter here!
SDG Academy 2020 Annual Report

SDG Academy 2020 Annual Report

It is with great pride that the SDG Academy debuts its first Annual Report.
Lancet COVID-19 Commission Statement on the occasion of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Lancet COVID-19 Commission Statement on the occasion of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Read Lancet COVID-19 Commission Statement on the occasion of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, by Jeffrey Sachs, the Lancet COVID-19 Commissioners, Task Force Chairs, an...
 video by the Hellenic Ministry of Energy and Environment on Single-use plastics

video by the Hellenic Ministry of Energy and Environment on Single-use plastics

A lovely video by the Hellenic Ministry of Energy and Environment on Single-use plastics! Enjoy!
1st EU Webinar on Innovation Partnership

1st EU Webinar on Innovation Partnership

THINK INNOVATIVE! UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF THE INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY The first EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership will take place on 13th Octo...
Interview about Circular Economy by “Sporos Platform”- Greek newspaper "To VIMA"

Interview about Circular Economy by “Sporos Platform”- Greek newspaper "To VIMA"

A very interesting interview in the Greek newspaper “To Vima” about Circular Economy by “Sporos Platform”, the first "Circular Investment" platfor...
Thermal Energy Efficiency and Cost Saving Training

Thermal Energy Efficiency and Cost Saving Training

Join the next online training course & explore the potential of Pinch Analysis technique and get engaged in practical Pinch Analysis design & applications in a convenient, ...
SDG Action Awards

SDG Action Awards

SDG ACTION AWARDS: MOBILIZE, CONNECT AND INSPIRE CATEGORIES NOW OPEN - Submit your Initiative by 9 October 2020
2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals

2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Esri are teaming up to solve global challenges through GIS and storytelling. Last month, we launched SDGs To...
DAFNE Project: Official video

DAFNE Project: Official video

H2020 COASTAL project 4th Newsletter

H2020 COASTAL project 4th Newsletter

COASTAL is an EU funded 4-year multi-actor Horizon 2020 research and innovation action. The goal of the COASTAL project is to formulate and evaluate business solutions and policy r...
Call for applications for three international science awards

Call for applications for three international science awards

Deadline: until 11th January 2021 midnight (Paris time)  The Agropolis Fondation - Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food was create...
“Keepers of the Earth, yes we are”

“Keepers of the Earth, yes we are”

Enjoy the “Keepers of the Earth, yes we are” Song for ENVIRONMENT
5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

This year the 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be a virtual event (online only)
DAFNE (H2020) Summer School - Interactive Q&A

DAFNE (H2020) Summer School - Interactive Q&A

The DAFNE approach to understanding and management of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Open Vacancy for Senior Private Sector Engagement Specialist

Open Vacancy for Senior Private Sector Engagement Specialist

Deadline: 4 September 2020
CALL FOR EXPERIMENTATION - EDUEX 2020

CALL FOR EXPERIMENTATION - EDUEX 2020

Deadline: 28 August 2020
2020 The 3rd Global Corporate Sustainability Award

2020 The 3rd Global Corporate Sustainability Award

Taken into account of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide causing significant delays in business operations worldwide, the award host has decided to extend the closing date of registration...
A piece by Phoebe Koundouri in todays Greek newspaper "ΤΑ ΝΕΑ"

A piece by Phoebe Koundouri in today's Greek newspaper "ΤΑ ΝΕΑ"

A piece by Phoebe Koundouri in today's Greek newspaper "ΤΑ ΝΕΑ": Sustainability in the New Development Plan of Greece. She discusses the allocation of the Recove...
WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 2020

WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 2020

Deadline: 30 September 2020
Newsletter CE Beacons project - August 2020

Newsletter CE Beacons project - August 2020

CE Beacons project started this year and his goal is to develop a CE ecosystem and services that will enable the transition to CE in the Western Balkans.
5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

On the 19th of August, Professor Phoebe Koundouri is a keynote speaker at the opening interactive panel on the nexus between health, climate and the economy
CE BEACONS Webinar "Understanding the Circular Economy at system level for business development"

CE BEACONS Webinar "Understanding the Circular Economy at system level for business development"

17 August 2020, 12 CET
Webinar for Parliamentarians: COVID-19 and Climate Change

Webinar for Parliamentarians: COVID-19 and Climate Change

August 4, 2020 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am EDT | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CEST | Other Time Zones
Circular Learning Hub - online questionnaire

Circular Learning Hub - online questionnaire

This study is produced by CL Hub project funded by EIT Climate-KIC
Kick-off meeting of the MEDFreeSup project (funded by EIT Climate-KIC)

Kick-off meeting of the MEDFreeSup project (funded by EIT Climate-KIC)

MEDFreeSUP: Single-use plastic free systemic local applications along the Mediterranean east coast, path for a common set of protocols through experiments in Italy, Croatia and Gre...
Introducing Q Open

Introducing Q Open

Q Open is an open-access journal broadly covering agricultural and environmental economics. It applies a sound-science approach to peer-review, and aims to provide a first dec...
Press release of the first meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Shipping and Ports Initiative

Press release of the first meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Shipping and Ports Initiative

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Shipping and Ports was launched at the COP25 in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
 SDGs Today: The Global Hub for Real-Time SDG Data

SDGs Today: The Global Hub for Real-Time SDG Data

SDSN Launches SDGs Today
SDSN Networks Confront the Pandemic with Knowledge

SDSN Networks Confront the Pandemic with Knowledge

SDSN networks throughout the world are undertaking initiatives to measure, understand, and confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some of the resources and publications.
Open call for trainers to lead Water Academy organized in Spain, Italy, Greece - New Deadline 7th August 2020

Open call for trainers to lead Water Academy organized in Spain, Italy, Greece - New Deadline 7th August 2020

We are now looking for five skilled workshop trainers to led the virtual Water Academy workshops locally in Greece (October 26) , Italy (November 5) , Spain (November 18)...
Towards Sustainable Development: "Implementation of International Agreements and Financing"

Towards Sustainable Development: "Implementation of International Agreements and Financing"

The Economic Chamber of Greece refers explicitly to the seminar on sustainable development, which is organized by the Training and Lifelong Learning Center of the Athens Unive...
Fourth Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean

Fourth Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean

Our Sustainability Summit is coming on October 1st - 2nd 2020 In collaboration with UN SDSN and EIT Climate KIC and co- organized with The Economist
ICSD 2020 - Sustainable Blue Growth: Shipping and Ports (SDSN Greece session)

ICSD 2020 - Sustainable Blue Growth: Shipping and Ports (SDSN Greece session)

SDSN Greece is hosting a session on Sustainable Blue Growth: Shipping and Ports on Day 1, 21 September 2020 at 16.00-18.00 EEST
AWESOME project officially started

AWESOME project officially started

On the 1st of May 2020 the AWESOME (Managing Water, Ecosystems and Food Across Sectors and Scales in the South Mediterranean) project has officially started.
DAFNE e-Summer School August 2020

DAFNE e-Summer School August 2020

e-lectures downloadable from 27 July 20, Interactive Q&A time 24–26 August 2020
Measuring Sustainable Development

Measuring Sustainable Development

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious global agenda for prosperity, people, and planet. But how do we know if we are on track to achieve the SDGs?
Prof. Koundouri on National TV ERT1 – “EPILOGES” – 11 July 2020

Prof. Koundouri on National TV ERT1 – “EPILOGES” – 11 July 2020

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is speaking on National TV – ERT1, about the need for a Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 pandemic
University Sector Support to UN Secretary-General’s

University Sector Support to UN Secretary-General’s

Call for a Decade of Action on the SDGs - 9 and 10 July 2020 UN GENERAL SECRETARY JEFF SACHS AND PROF. KOUNDOURI ARE AMONG THE SPEAKERS
"We stay healthy and protect the environment, taking simple steps"

"We stay healthy and protect the environment, taking simple steps"

Collaborative network for marine protection
Online public discussion: “Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Greece after the pandemic”

Online public discussion: “Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Greece after the pandemic”

Prof. Koundouri gave a speech on the Sustainable Development Goals, European Green Deal and the Recovery Fund 
Sustainable Development Report 2020

Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 (SDR2020), which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards, is launched electronically!
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