Yes, Penn State initiates and participates in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs as a member of National Council for Science and the Environment(NCSE) which engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and government officials to advance the use of science to inform environmental decision-making and participates in annual conferences. The NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference featured several presenters from Penn State. 

Penn State initiated and participated in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs by partnering with Project Drawdown to co-host a conference for government, NGOs and academics and host Drawdown Scholars each year. This partnership explores and enhances plans to reverse global warming by clarifying a positive solutions-oriented path for action on climate change. By working with researchers from across the world, the team has already identified 100 of substantive solutions to address climate change.