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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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Prof. Phoebe Koundouri has been appointed in the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri has been appointed in the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission provides high quality, timely and independent scientific advice to the College of European Commissioners on any su...
World Leaders Forum: António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

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

This World Leaders Forum will feature a special address by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on "The State of the Planet" followed by a ...
Exergia

Exergia

Climate-KIC Hub 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

This weekend our Cluster on Sustainability Transition (Climate-KIC GR, UN SDSN Greece and Resees, Research Laboratory AUEB) together with the Municipality of Thiva successfully org...
National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece

Climate-KIC Hub Greece is partnering up with National Bank of Greece May 2020
Climathon 2020

Climathon 2020

Climathon is one of the initiatives of the EIT Climate-KIC, which is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
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

Climate-KIC Hub 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

The Water Scarcity Communication Course is part of the cross-KIC Initiative Finding innovative solutions to Water Scarcity in Southern Europe, involving the EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Fo...
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!
Prof. Koundouri participation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Prof. Koundouri participation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Annual Conferences EAERE 25th Annual Conference 24 June 2020 - 27 June 2020 Location: Virtual Conference Organizer: Technische Universität Berlin
30 startups will take part in the #InnowiseChallengeLab

30 startups will take part in the #InnowiseChallengeLab

“Addressing major challenges, such as water scarcity or climate change, requires triggering structural transformation.” 
1rst Meeting of UN SDSN Lancet Commission on COVID-19 on 23 June 2020

1rst Meeting of UN SDSN Lancet Commission on COVID-19 on 23 June 2020

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is member of Lancet Commission on COVID-19 , which is directed by UN SDSN and Columbia Sustainable Development Institute
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri participation to Global Leadership in the 21st Century Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri participation to Global Leadership in the 21st Century Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership

Global Leadership in the 21st Century Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership e-Conference -- June 15-19, 2020
8th Conference on Regional Development 2-5 July 2020

8th Conference on Regional Development 2-5 July 2020

DAY 2 | FRIDAY 3 JULY 2020 11:00 DIGITAL SESSION | ONLINE "Towards Green Growth and Sustainable Development"
International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2020.

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2020.

The theme of the 2020 edition of ICSD is "Cross-Cutting Solutions for the Decade of Action." September 21-22, 2020
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in the Scientific Advisory Board of ULTIMATE H2020 Project

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in the Scientific Advisory Board of ULTIMATE H2020 Project

As member of the Project Advisory Board, Prof. Koundouri will have an active role in the project and will be able to provide  quality control, advice, and validation of t...
Nizami WEBINAR - 3 June 2020

Nizami WEBINAR - 3 June 2020

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri speech: The role of academia in the implementation of the SDGs through the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ages of Globalization Geography, Technology, and Institutions  Jeffrey D. Sachs  Columbia University Press

The Ages of Globalization Geography, Technology, and Institutions Jeffrey D. Sachs Columbia University Press

Today’s most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity’...
Speech of Prof. Koundouri to International FDP (OE4BW) UNESCO Project, on Environment and Sustainability for 614 faculty from India

Speech of Prof. Koundouri to International FDP (OE4BW) UNESCO Project, on Environment and Sustainability for 614 faculty from India

Topic: COVID 19 & Energy. The need for a Sustainable Recovery  
Water scarcity in Southern Europe - Open call of interests

Water scarcity in Southern Europe - Open call of interests

New Seminar on Sustainable Development UN SDSD - AUEB

New Seminar on Sustainable Development UN SDSD - AUEB

Σε συνεργασία με το Διεθνές Δίκτυο Λύσεων για τη Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη του Οργανισμού Ηνωμένων Εθνών (ht...
Applications are now open for Pioneers into Practice!

Applications are now open for Pioneers into Practice!

Pioneers into Practice is the leading professional mobility programme focused on climate change. 
COVID-19, global climate policy and carbon markets: expected impacts and possible solutions

COVID-19, global climate policy and carbon markets: expected impacts and possible solutions

FSR Climate, in collaboration with the Policy Outreach Committee of EAERE (European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), organises this online event
Towards Sustainable Development: "Implementation of International Agreements and Financing"

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

In partnership with United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Global, the Athens University of Economics and Business is launching a new professional ...
EIT Climate-KIC Deep Demonstration, Sensemaking workshop

EIT Climate-KIC Deep Demonstration, Sensemaking workshop

On Monday 27th April, a Sensemaking workshop was organized by EIT Climate-KIC
 WECANet

WECANet

The formation of the first pan-European Network on an interdisciplinary marine wave energy approach will contribute to large-scale WEC Array deployment by dealing with the current ...
HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY AROUND THE EARTH 24-HOUR WEBINAR ON 22ND APRIL

HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY AROUND THE EARTH 24-HOUR WEBINAR ON 22ND APRIL

Join experts from SDSN's global network as they share how they are building a happier world!
Never Waste a Good Crisis: For a Sustainable Recovery from CONVID-19

Never Waste a Good Crisis: For a Sustainable Recovery from CONVID-19

Never Waste a Good Crisis: For a Sustainable Recovery from CONVID-19 Professor Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business, UN SDSN-Greece, EIT Climate KIC Hub G...
MOOC ON SOCIAL INNOVATION IN RURAL AREAS

MOOC ON SOCIAL INNOVATION IN RURAL AREAS

The SIMRA MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), titled “Social Innovation in Rural Areas” is going to start running on 30 March. The MOOC was developed by SIMRA: Soci...
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