Scientific papers highlight how best performance countries in the SDG Index are far away from sustainable natural resources consumption. The environmental accountability methodology called "emergy evaluation" could analyze and foster solutions with less resources conceptions to achieve SDGs on the economic, social and environmental dimensions at the same time.
In a Facebook Live chat, Professor Jeffrey Sachs made an appeal to IB students and young people all over the world: “This is a time for youth to step forward and really apply leadership, because we need it.”
During the first half of 2018, SDSN Youth worked to strengthen and expand its networks globally, with 20 regional/national networks coordinating over 140 core people Assembly members across 35 countries and 700 organizations across 85 countries.
SDSN Youth Andes Network coordinator Nicolás Serrano Palacio was inspired by his recent trip to Inca, and made a bold statement about how youth should be involved in sustainable development: “We have to keep the fight for a sustainable development and a better society. Let’s get inspired by legends of brave men that even gave their lives to protect their communities and its principles.”
In Singapore, UNLEASH successfully convened 1000 change-makers to build solutions towards the SDGs. Teams pitched their solutions to experts, mentors, and peers and then showcased their answers to the public. Creating an ecosystem to support innovation will lead to scaling of implementable solutions that will critically address the global challenges around SDG 7 as showcased by UNLEASH 2018!
To bridge the number of SDSN Youth organizations in Indonesia with the importance of achieving targets and indicators of the SDGs, SDSN Youth Indonesia initiated a workshop to sharpen the organization's strategy in its contribution to achieving SDGs. The workshop was divided into two sessions, the Impact Model Canvas Workshop and the Communication for Sustainable Development Workshop. Nearly half of the total members attended the workshop.