Threshold 21 Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model

Millennium Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Planning Model (iSDG). The iSDG model simulates the fundamental trends for SDGs until 2030 under a business-as-usual scenario and supports the analysis of alternative scenarios. It covers all the 17 Goals, and facilitates a better understanding of the interconnections of the goals and targets, in order to develop synergetic strategies to achieve them. The model’s structure can also be expanded to support the analysis of other country-specific development issues beyond the SDGs.

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System Dynamics-based Development Planning Course

Millennium Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the System Dynamics-based Development Planning Course. Through case studies and practical exercises, the course equips development professionals with the knowledge and skills to understand, map, and analyze complex national and global development challenges, and to determine the best approaches to address them using a systems perspective. The course will be offered in two modules:

  • Introdution to System Dynamics for Development Planning (January 11 - February 26, 2016 | Online)
  • Model-based Socioeconomic Planning (April 18 - May 13, 2016 | Bergen, Norway)

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How 2% of Global GDP Can Trigger Sustainable Growth and Fight Poverty

Investing just 2% of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy, asserts the Green Economy Report. If backed by appropriate policies at the national and global levels, this growth would be possible without increasing risks, shocks, scarcities and crises inherent in the existing, resource-depleting, high carbon 'brown' economy.

This groundbreaking report uses economic analysis and modeling using Millennium Institute's Threshold 21 model to demonstrate that greening the economy across the agriculture, buildings, energy, fisheries, forestry, industry, tourism, transport, waste management and water sectors can drive economic recovery and growth and lead to future prosperity and job creation, while at the same time addressing social inequalities and environmental challenges.

The Report is targeted at decision-makers and seeks to influence business leaders, and explain in simple terms, the need for increased environmental investments to promote sustainable economic growth, generate employment, reduce poverty and increase quality of life.

Download Green Economy Report or visit the Green Economy page for more information.


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