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About SDSN Northern Europe

We are the Nordic chapter of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Our network gathers universities and other knowledge institutions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

SDSN Northern Europe has its foundation in the global Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This is a global initiative aimed at promoting integrated approaches to implement the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation. SDSN Northern Europe was launched in 2016 and is specifically focused on advancing the SDGs and solutions within the Northern European region. We operate in alignment with the global SDSN's objectives while tailoring our efforts to address the unique challenges and opportunities in Northern Europe.

SDSN Northern Europe

SDSN Northern Europe has two areas of operations: connecting members and promoting SDG action.

Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg started SDSN Northern Europe and are instrumental in hosting and supporting the SDSN Northern Europe secretariat. As membership in UN SDSN and SDSN Northern Europe is free of charge, the networks are not funded through membership fees. Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg fund the staff and activities of the secretariat.

Global SDSN

SDSN was established in 2012 under operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to mobilise global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem-solving to reach the SDGs.

With commitments to the SDGs made by nation-states, universities, private businesses, and civil society, SDSN’s research and policy analysis work is helping promote solutions to realize the goals. SDSN continues to synthesise knowledge for sustainable development and will continue to do so for the decade ahead through our work on SDG pathways, data, policies, and financing, producing renowned annual reports such as the Sustainable Development Report and the World Happiness Report. As of 2023, SDSN has over 1,900 members in 55 networks across 137 countries.

The main offices of SDSN are located in Paris, New York, and Kuala Lumpur.