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  • Submitted by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
  • Topic: Sustainable consumption and production
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  • Date of completion: 2012-09-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Sustainable Development Knowledge Partnership

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of Italy - Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

Major Groups:
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the longer-Range Future (United States of America)
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (Canada)
Development Alternatives and Center for Science and Environment (India)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) (Sweden)

UN System:
UN-DESA- Division for Sustainable Development (United States of America)

Other:
The Club of Rome (Belgium)
International Sustainable Development Research Network (ISDRN) (Netherlands)
The Balaton Group (United States of America)
The Great Transition Initiative (United States of America)

Description/achievement of initiative

The mission statement of the SDKP is the following:

To organize the knowledge on sustainable development in order to make it more useful for practitioners and policy makers.

To that end, the SDKP will establish a broad-based partnership which will bring together individuals, institutions and networks engaged in the production and dissemination of knowledge on sustainable development with the following objectives:

i. To organize the web-based information on Sustainable Development and make it available to the policy making and other communities in a coherent and user-friendly form;

ii. To build relations with existing networks working on SD, and make their activities more visible to policy-makers;

iii. To document success stories, best practices, evaluations of policies and programmes in the sustainable development domain and to make them available in web-based, user-friendly form;

iv. To organize a dynamic stocktaking exercise of Sustainable Development over the past two decades;

v. To publish and disseminate the partnership's research in a variety of media, possibly including a sustainable development book series;

vi. To provide capacity building through training for policy makers and their advisors as well as for government representatives working on sustainable development issues.

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