SDSN Northern Europe

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It is built on the idea that centres of knowledge must take leadership in driving goal-based change, in close collaboration with the UN, institutional and industry partners.

In 2013, the SDSN communicated, via SSEESS, the need for an SDSN network to be convened in Northern Europe.


Consequently, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology has received a mandate to host the regional SDSN network for Northern Europe (SDSN NE), as one of ten regional networks within the global SDSN. Preliminarily the SDSN NE will convene members, potential members and industry and institutional partners from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Read the “Concept Note” for more information about the programme, forum, activities and cooperation partners within SDSN NE.


SDSN Northern Europe will be officially launched on the 26th of February 2016 through a high-level session by invitation only. This will be proceeded by a session on the 25th of February 2016 which is possible to register for through the SDSN NE website in the coming period.

How to get involved in SDSN Northern Europe

Membership in the SDSN is free and open to universities, research institutions, foundations, civil society, and other organizations. Please find more information on how to become a member here.


SDSN NE is also working to develop cooperation with the private sector and government agencies. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact