Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

IBES a Founding Member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions USA National Network (SDSN USA)

On Tuesday, December 4th, 115 representatives of more than 65 institutions from 35 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC gathered at Columbia University to launch the SDSN USA. This network will be co-directed by academic centers at Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of California San Diego.

The SDSN USA will be joining 29 existing SDSN networks that are creating new online courses, educating their students and the general public, working with governments, engaging and empowering young people, and offering innovative solutions for the UN's Sustainable Developments Goals. During the launch members discussed opportunities for engagement and problem solving in inequality, cities, universities, health, energy systems, ICT, and the private and public sectors.

Additional information about the launch can be found on