Sahara Wind took part in the “Sustainable Development Solutions for the Mediterranean Region” conference convened by the University of Siena, in Pontigano (Italy), from 3 to 5 July, 2013.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN), directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs (Earth Institute, Columbia University), is an independent global network of research centers, universities and technical institutions to help find solutions for some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. The UNSDSN works with stakeholders including business, civil society, UN agencies and other international organizations to identify and share the best pathways to achieve sustainable development.
During the event, the Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (MED Solutions) was launched. MED Solutions, hosted by the University of Siena, will coordinate the activities of a vast network of universities, research centers and businesses interested in identifying and implementing solutions initiatives addressing sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean region.
Under the umbrella of the UNSDSN, the University of Siena has become the first Regional SDSN Center, with the name MED Solutions. MED Solutions acts as a regional hub and will coordinate the activities of a network of universities, research centers and businesses interested in identifying and promoting Solutions Initiatives in the Mediterranean basin.