How Can We Get Local Action On The Sustainable Development Goals?

Come and share ideas on Friday 30th November at Canterbury Christ Church University.

This event will focus on how Canterbury can benefit from implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The evening will begin with a talk by Evert Bessemans, from Sint-Truiden, a city roughly the same size as Canterbury, about a pilot project to raise awareness of the SDGs in Flanders and to incorporate them into local planning.  To find out more about the SDGs, click here.

After the presentation from Evert there will be a panel discussion involving representatives from Canterbury City Council, Kent County Council and the universities, and opportunities for members of the public to comment and ask questions. 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to:

  • Tackle homelessness, violence against women, traffic congestion, excess waste, marine pollution, climate change
  • Promote health care, education for sustainability, democracy, cultural and natural heritage, green spaces

Drinks reception from 5.30 pm, event from 6.00 to 7.30 pm, in Room Of42, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University.  SDG T shirts on sale.  All very welcome.

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