New data on marine litter from the Plastic Busters team

The average amount of plastic waste dumped into the Mediterranean Sea each year is projected to increase. It has been widely recognized that plastic litter is a serious concern for the marine environment. Pictures of turtles entangled in plastic bags or dead albatross chicks surrounded by mountains of plastics are on everyone’s mind. Read more #PlasticBusters

Plastic Buster

The work of the #PlasticBusters team featured in the "Science for Environment Policy" magazine of the @EU_Commission!

Download Plastic litter in the marine environment: key issues and possible solutions

The Age of Sustainable Development

"The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Jeffrey Sachs on sustainable development 11 December

Sachs' lecture at Kapuscinski Development Lectures

Jeffrey Sachs said during the live video chat that post-2015 sustainable development goals should be used to hold governments accountable.

The first year of the SDSN. A brief update

In this brief note we summarize the highlights of a very successful first year of the SDSN and outline the emerging priorities for the network. Since its inception in September 2012, the has established the SDSN Leadership Council comprising over 70 outstanding leaders from academia, civil society, business, international organizations. Around 100 universities around the world are now members of the SDSN we expect the university membership to reach around 1,000 by end-2015. We have launched national and regional chapters in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and expect many more such networks to commence in 2014.

Below we provide some highlights across six priority work areas of the SDSN: Download the press


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