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BUSINESS WEST – CONNECTING BUSINESSES BUSINESS SUPPORT Advice and support from Business West


Why Bristol businesses must build a bridge to sustainability


Dr Sean Fox


Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, in partnership with Bristol City Council and the Bristol City Office, are undertaking a consultation to better understand how public, private and non- profit organisations across our city are contributing to building a more sustainable global future. This review, which is the first of


its kind in the UK, is led by Dr Sean Fox, senior lecturer in global development from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute and School of Geographical Sciences. Dr Fox said: “Bristol has a


‘Bristol’s continued


‘green’ reputation and was awarded the status of European Green Capital in 2015 - yet economic inequalities, air pollution, homelessness, hunger and reliance on unsustainable sources of energy persist. We must address the complexity and interconnectedness of such social, economic and environmental challenges if Bristol is to achieve a better future.” The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for thinking and


18 insight MAY/JUNE 2019 leadership in


addressing the challenges of sustainability’


acting holistically to achieve sustainability. They are often referred to the ‘closest thing the world has to a strategy’ for building a more environmentally sustainable, inclusive and prosperous world. The 17 goals cover everything from transitioning towards clean energy to reducing economic inequality and combating gender discrimination. Goal 11 focuses specifically on Sustainable Cities and Communities, recognising that cities are critical arenas for achieving all these global goals given the increasing


concentration of people and


economic activity. The Cabot Institute is now


mapping local activities onto the SDGs to produce a progress report for


Bristol that will be published in July 2019 and submitted as evidence to the United Nations. The report will highlight areas of progress, but also help us to identify improvement areas to assist Bristol achieve the vision set out in the One City Plan; to be a Fair, Healthy and Sustainable City for all.


The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, is also a


strong advocate of the SDGs and recently referred to them as a “common language” which spans across global city-networks. He said: “We are a city that wants to change


the world – we need to be delivering against the SDGs as part of our global responsibility in an interdependent world.” Dr Fox added: “This is an exciting initiative


that signals Bristol’s continued leadership in addressing the challenges of sustainability as we are the first city in the UK to undertake a review of this kind. “Through this consultation we hope to learn


more about how diverse local sustainability initiatives are helping to address the global challenges outlined in the SDGs”


For further questions about the consultation or the SDGs, email sdgs-review@bristol.ac.uk More information about Bristol and the Sustainable Development Goals is available at www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/what-we-do/sdgs/


This initiative is funded by the University of Bristol’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.


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