New research project

Introduction to The World in 2050 project

New initiative will help establish pathways to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group have launched a new initiative to develop integrated pathways for achieving sustainable development and attain the Sustainable Development Goals, to be agreed by member states of the United Nations in September 2015.

The project is jointly led by IIASA Director General & CEO Professor Dr Pavel Kabat; Stockholm Resilience Centre Director Professor Johan Rockström, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The participating organizations will establish how the integrated set of goals can be met and compare these sustainable development pathways with a business-as-usual scenario.

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About the partnering institutions


Earth Institute, Columbia University

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Alpbach Laxenburg Group


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201