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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an initiative of the United Nations; a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the key global challenges we face related to poverty, inequality, environment, prosperity, and peace and justice. The SDGs are interconnected and signatories have agreed the aspiration to achieve each Goal by 2030. As a city, Bristol is signed-up to the SDGs and the actions in the One City Plan have been mapped against them.

In July 2019, the Cabot Institute for the Environment at the University of Bristol launched the United Kingdom’s first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of SDG progress. This report reflects a whole city approach to tackling the SDGs and includes information on the activities of 90 Bristol based organisations working to make the city more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. The VLR reviews progress on all 17 SDGs and includes data on over 140 indicators.

This report was produced in partnership with the Bristol City Office and Bristol City Council.

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