Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs developed the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) under the auspices of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The project was affiliated with the Columbia Global Policy Initiative in 2013. This “knowledge network” on sustainable development mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales. The Earth Institute houses the secretariat of the SDSN and its scientists play a core role in the global network.
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