The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been named a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.
As a SDSN member the university will have access to an online communication platform, SDSN Mobilize, which enables members of SDSN institutions to identify and connect with sustainable development experts, promote activities and events, discover new prospects for funding, and form national and international collaborations.
“Our free membership in the SDSN situates the university in an international community that contributes to practical solutions for sustainable development,” said David Gosselin, director of the environmental studies program and professor in the School of Natural Resources. Gosselin also serves as the faculty lead on the university’s sustainability initiative.
Gosselin cites SDSN’s “Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy Project,” as an initiative to which the university could contribute. This project aims to develop consistent global and national pathways towards sustainable land use and food systems by 2050.
Nebraska joins Big Ten Conference colleagues Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin in the network.