The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are often referred to as ‘the closest thing the world has to a strategy’. The 17 Global Goals, agreed at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, set out 169 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. These targets cover a wide range of issues, such as poverty, economic inequality, gender equality, education, health, infrastructure, energy, climate change, biodiversity, governance and more. Cities are increasingly seen as pivotal arenas for tackling these global challenges through local action, and they are well-placed to deliver on some of these, but can they deliver on them all? Can cities save the world? What are the opportunities and limits of city-scale action to drive global sustainability?
Our panel – chaired by Susan Parnell (Professor of Human Geography, University of Bristol) – brings together Erin Bromaghim (Hilton Fellow on the Global Goals and Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development, City of Los Angeles), Kirsty Green Mann (Head of Corporate Responsibility, Burges Salmon), Alexandra Hiniker (Program Director, Global Vision, Urban Action, NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs) and Tony Pipa (Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution).
Booking opens Monday 2 September 2019.
Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00.
Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. As this is a free event – and in the interest of fairness – only one ticket can be reserved per transaction. If you would like additional tickets please book for the event again. To combat the high number of ‘no shows’ at our free events, we overbook by 20%. We ask that ticket holders are in their seats 10 minutes before start to guarantee their place. We will also admit anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats 5 minutes before the start time.
We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. Watershed’s cinemas and event spaces are all located on the first floor which is accessible via the lift located in the main entrance foyer at Box Office. Once on the first floor there is level access to all areas. The venue has a hearing loop system. If you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct.
We sometimes film and photograph events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.