SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world. Our partners and clients are governments, international organizations, civil society actors and representatives of the private sector. Still in its first year, SD Strategies was named Best Energy & Economic Development Consultancy and received the 2018 Clean Energy Award from Global Energy Review.

Internship Student Internship Opportunities We are currently seeking two highly motivated individuals for internships in the areas of Energy and Transport and SDG Governance.

You will find a detailed description of the positions and application process at the links below.

We are looking forward to reading your applications!
Internship SDG Governance
Internship Energy and Transport
LT-LETDS Click here to read NEW PUBLICATION:
Our Guidance on how to develop a LT-LEDS
Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS) are crucial frameworks that guide countries in aligning their developmental goals with the Paris Agreement and provide a roadmap for transitioning national economies towards sustainable, low-carbon models.

Recognizing the challenges in developing LT-LEDS, this guide serves as an essential resource. It provides practical and concise, step-by-step guidance on designing LT-LEDS.
Subnational MX Click here to read NEW PUBLICATION:
Subnational best practices for the energy transition
Subnational governments often struggle to find the capacity, funds, and support to become energy transition leaders.

In this report, we support state-level leadership and action in pursuit of the just energy transition in Mexico by providing a rationale for provincial action, an analysis of challenges and opportunities, and a toolkit of energy transition measures that Mexican states can consider adopting.
Subnational MX Click here to read NEW PUBLICATION:
Economic Transformation in International ­Development Cooperation
The group article the Economic Transformation for Development
(ET4D) Community of Practice has just been published by the Global Solutions Journal.

Over the past two years, we have developed three strategic pillars which are presented in this paper.

TCB SD Strategies organized and facilitated the TCB event "How Subnational Policy Pioneers are Driving the Energy Transition," featuring visionary decisionmakers from Germany, Mexico and the United States.
Leading the pack announcement and recording Transatlantic Climate Bridge
GSI Alexander Ochs and Pia Schrage represented SD Strategies at the Global Solutions Summit 2024. The theme this year: Moving beyond the crisis: Mobilizing Change for Global Prosperity.

SDS served as rapporteur of the Energy and Multilateralism tracks.

SWP Alexander Ochs begleitete den Workshop „Strategische Vorausschau und Integrierte Sicherheit“ der Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (BAKS) und Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) als Fachexperte und Diskutant für das Thema Nachhaltigkeit. Beim Workshop wurden in drei Arbeitsgruppen die Themen Wehrhaftigkeit, Resilienz, und Nachhaltigkeit diskutiert. Workshop „Strategische Vorausschau und Integrierte Sicherheit“ ET4D Alexander Ochs and Pia Schrage contributed to the annual workshop of the Economic Transformation for Development (ET4D) initiative at GIZ Berlin. Community members continued their work on practical solutions and concrete next steps in three workstreams: Shared Green Deals (co-designed by SDS), a Global Eco-Social Contract, and Investing in Local Engagement. 2024 ET4D Workshop New Publication in the Global Solutions Journal SWP Financing the German Energy Transition
On the invitation of the Government of Panama and Euroclima, Alexander Ochs presented on Financing the German Energy Transition as well as PPPs in the German Energy Transition. PPPs in the German Energy Transition. Panama-EU Dialogue on Financing the Energy Transition

Slide Interview with Alexander Ochs, CEO of SD Strategies, on the global pandemic and the need for substantial political and economic reform. We need to make sure that recovery money is not being used to re-install the former, unsustainable economic system, but directed towards transitioning to more sustainable societies.

Slide #SDGstimuli: Sustaining the energy and transport components of recovery packages in developing countries SD Strategies, for the LEDS GP Energy Working Group organized a three-part online discussion series on assisting developing countries in their efforts to recover from the global Corona pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.
Our blogs summarize the discussions.
Slide In the African Interest Yearbook, Alexander Ochs explores Africa’s alternative energy pathways, the continent’s challenges and opportunities. "Africa’s energy crisis can be solved. But this requires a new, smart, ambitious, effective and motivating approach!"

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