Empowering Youth Globally for Sustainable Development Solutions: SDSN-Youth Launched at Columbia Global Centers | Europe

June 04, 2015

On the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched a new initiative, SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y). SDSN-Y works to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions, and its launch served as a timely occasion to reflect on the role of youth in implementing the SDGs.

The launch event featured addresses from the following eminent leaders in sustainable development: Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland; Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); and Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate Change. The presentations were followed by an audience Q&A and reception.