Resources and Publications

thumb-1Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities: A Guide for Universities, Higher Education Institutions, and the Academic Sector

Author: SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific

Getting started with the SDGs in universities is a guide to help universities, higher education institutions, and the academic sector in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to accelerate their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

thumbGetting Started with the SDGs in Cities: A Guide for Stakeholders

Author: Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities outlines how cities can get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and human settlements. 

thumbnailSDG Index and Dashboards Report 2018

Author: Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

thumbnailGeneration SDG Communique: Empowering Canadians through Sustainable Development

Author: Waterloo Global Science Initiative

The Generation SDG Communiqué captures some of the preliminary thoughts emerging from the Generation SDG Summit.

thumbnailYouth Solutions Report 2018

Author: SDSN Youth

The Youth Solutions Report, a flagship initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth, features 50 game-changing projects led by young people, allowing them to showcase their work, and presenting them with opportunities to draw interest from potential supporters.

thumbnailDeep Decarbonization in the Northeastern United States and Expanded Coordination with Hydro-Québec

Author: Sustainable Development Solutions Network

In this white paper, SDSN and its partners show that present policies in New York State and the New England States are insufficient to achieve the region’s declared greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.

thumbCanada’s Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Voluntary National Review 2018

Author: Government of Canada

The 2030 Agenda presents Canada and the world with a historic opportunity to positively shape how societies of tomorrow grow and develop sustainably and inclusively to the shared benefit of all.

thumbnailCanada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada

Author: Office of the Auditor General of Canada

This audit focused on whether the Government of Canada was prepared to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

thumbWhere Canada Stands: A Sustainable Development Goals Shadow Report

Author: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation

In order to provide a fuller picture of sustainable development in Canada – one that takes into account our country’s geographic and demographic diversity – BCCIC presents Where Canada Stands, Vol. II, a shadow report to Canada’s official VNR.

thumbA Canadian North Star: Crafting an Advanced Economy Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Brookings Institute (Margaret Biggs and John W McArthur)

Advanced economies such as Canada are unaccustomed to tracking their progress against comprehensive international benchmarks like the SDGs—let alone organizing policy efforts to achieve them. This paper presents a framework for doing so.

thumbProgressing National SDGs Implementation: An Independent Assessment of the Voluntary National Review Reports Submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017

Author: Canadian Council for International Cooperation

Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the second in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 41 English, French and Spanish Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2017 to the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).