The SDSN Global Climate Hub (GCH) has made it its mission to provide science-based recommendations for combating the climate crisis and preventing further deterioration. It will use extensive data, knowledge, and technologies provided by experts in various fields to implement country-specific action plans to be adopted and reinforced by society. The 9 Units of the SDSN GCH represent the stages that a country should go though in order to achieve the design and implementation of detailed climate neutrality and climate resilience pathways.
SDSN Global Climate Hub is composed by a consortium of 9 Units across the knowledge triangle
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, President UN SDSN, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, co-chair SDSN Europe, chair SDSN Global Climate Hub and Maria Cortes Pouch, SDSN, Vice-President of Networks at the launch event of the SDSN Global Climate Hub, 6th of July, Academy of Athens.
The SDSN Global Climate Hub is operating as an SDSN Thematic Network which includes the expertise and talent of individuals and members of the SDSN Network.
The Hosting Institutions of the Global Climate Hub are Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the ATHENA Research Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (ATHENA RC), both of which belong to the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Αephoria (AE4RIA), an initiative for collaboration between research institutions, innovation accelerators, and science-technology-policy interface networks focused on sustainable development that will also provide key resources and expertise to the Hub.
Partners of the Global Climate Hub are the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Academy of Athens, as well as various other international partners from across the larger network of experts and knowledge institutions mobilized by SDSN will also support the Hub.
The SDSN mobilizes the world’s academic and research institutes and leverages their strengths to help realize the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The SDSN pursues its mission by working with member institutions in countries around the world, organized into networks at the national and regional level. Each network focuses on distinct projects and priorities in line with their local contexts and challenges.