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SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report

From Sustainable Brands

By Libby McCarthy

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, during the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters.

The report, produced by the youth initiative of SDSN (SDSN Youth) identifies and celebrates youth-led projects and groundbreaking ideas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It reflects a growing interest in supporting and scaling innovative solutions as part of a strategy to address problems such as poverty, inequality, clean and affordable energy, access to healthcare and education, e-participation and waste.

[…] Among solutions identified by the report is the Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA), which is a global organization that empowers millennials to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our oceans. By working closely with business leaders, policy makers, NGOs, conservation advocates, and pop-culture influencers around the world, SOA is determined to build a diverse coalition of ocean champions.

“The UN Youth Solutions Report will help us scale and mobilize the generation of leaders to not only meet the UN 2030 SDG agenda goals but surpass expectations through this global movement,” said Daniela Fernandez, founder of the Sustainable Oceans Alliance. “Our oceans are dying and it will take education, grassroots organizing, and innovative start-ups to protect our natural resources and advocate for our environment.”

Daniela Fernandez
speaker at
SB’17 Detroit

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