Build back better with the SDGs

The Food Ethics Council is one of over 150 signatories to this joint letter to the Prime Minister urging him to build a better future through the COVID-19 recovery programme. The letter has been co-ordinated by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact Network UK.

Our Executive Director, Dan Crossley, commenting on the joint letter, said:

“We’re passionate about building back better in our collective response to COVID-19. The good news is that we don’t need to invent a new framework to guide us. That already exists in the form of the Sustainable Development Goals. We’re a strong believer in the importance of the SDGs as a universal framework to guide action – in our food systems and beyond. That’s why we’ve signed this joint letter to Boris Johnson urging him to build a better future.”


Dear Prime Minister,

Building a better future through the COVID-19 recovery programmes
As the Government plans for the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the signatories of this letter write to ask that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are used to consolidate and future-proof these plans.

We recognise that we must work together to recover from the pandemic and build a better future where all people in the country have a good life on a healthy planet. The SDGs can help us to do this and there is already widespread support across UK society, including the business community, for the future the global goals define………. (cont) 

You can download a full copy of the letter.