New SDG Network Scotland steering group unveiled
Today, as we launch our 2019/20 Annual Review which highlights the contribution Keep Scotland Beautiful has made towards the ambitions of the Global Goals, we’re delighted to announce that our Operations Director, Catherine Gee, has been successfully voted on to the new steering group for the SDG Network Scotland.
A consistent champion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Catherine said, “I’m looking forward to working with such a diverse and committed team on the new steering group. I truly believe that the ambitions of the Global Goals have never been more important. In 2016 Keep Scotland Beautiful fully aligned its activities to them, and for the past few years our annual review has reported our contribution. As an environmental charity we know we must back the global effort to protect our planet and people. Covid-19 has exposed the inequalities and challenges that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change set out to address. It has shown us that governments across the world can respond decisively to a crisis, and at a scale we didn’t dream was possible. I strongly believe that the Global Goals could provide a framework for our green recovery in Scotland and across the world.”
The SDG Network Scotland, is a coalition of more than 600 people and organisations. The newly elected steering group will now oversee and facilitate collaborative action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Scotland. Made up of a broad mix of figures from the voluntary and private sectors, academia, and other leading bodies, the group will build on the success of last summer's SDGs progress review as it looks to support Scotland's efforts to be a world leader in sustainable development. You can find out more about the network and the new steering group here.
Read more from Catherine in her last blog on the SDGs.
30 November 2020