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Call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs)

Earth System Governance Project • Jan 26th, 2017
Call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs)

Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre are launching a call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs) in advance of the Resilience 2017 conference and International Conference on Sustainability Science which will be held back to back in Stockholm 21-26 August.

We are looking for brilliant ideas with potential to make major breakthroughs on the SDGs. The outcomes of the SDG Labs will be presented on 24 August during the joint “Ideas and Innovation” policy day for policymakers, business, researchers, and media.

The SDG Labs are multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary processes to catalyse transformation. We want to encourage innovative ways to overcome lock-ins and plant seeds of change. 

We will prioritize labs that can feed into UN’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2018, focusing on the goals below (but we are open to other ideas as well):

  • SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation
  • SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 Life on Land

More information and apply here: http://www2.ir3s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/icss2017/sdg-labs/

The labs are open for anyone to apply to. An SDG Lab can be held anywhere in the world, before the conferences in August. Funding is available for about 5-7 labs up to $5k each.

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