The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and wellbeing for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), which are an urgent call for action by all countries working in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education and reduce inequality – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
We can only reach the Goals if citizens, inspired by the Goals, have the passion, knowledge and problem-solving capacity to play their part and encourage governments and businesses to do the same.
The Bristol 17 Project
Addressing 17 ambitious Global Goals can be a bit overwhelming! But there are some great projects in Bristol that show us what we can all do to help.
Global Goals Centre shares a passion for the Goals with many partners, one of which is Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club.
It is no surprise that the Areas of Focus for the international charity Rotary Foundation align with many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. In 2021 “Supporting the Environment” became Rotary’s seventh area of focus. It joined
• peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
• disease prevention and treatment;
• water, sanitation, and hygiene;
• maternal and child health;
• basic education and literacy; and
• community economic development.
For further information on how to get involved with Bristol Rotarians, who are spearheading some brilliant local projects to help reach the Goals see https://bristolbreakfastrotary.org.uk/
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