Bristol and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Bristol is a shining light nationally and internationally as somewhere that is taking meaningful action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Cities will be needed to meet the SDG agenda and Bristol is at the forefront.

David Donoghue, Former Irish Ambassador to the United Nations

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework for the key global challenges of economic, environmental and social sustainability, which every country in the world has agreed to deliver by 2030. Bristol is committed to delivering the SDGs locally, and every One City Plan goal has been mapped to them.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Bristol City Office and the University of Bristol are working together to help improve the accessibility of data needed to monitor the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the local authority level. This new work builds on research by academics at the Cabot Institute for the Environment at the University of Bristol and the SDG team at the ONS to help create a platform for local data on the SDGs.