Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, MSA Makes Top Ten List of Sustainable U.S. Cities
Oxnard, California. The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranked number eight on the first-ever U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – A Global Initiative for the United Nations.
“We are very pleased and excited to be a national leader in achieving sustainable development goals for our residents,” stated Mayor Tim Flynn. “As Mayor and member of the city council, it is great to have an independent group make this assessment and provide recognition for our efforts. I am especially proud to have Oxnard listed as number 2 in achieving the ‘Zero Hunger’ goal and number 9 in achieving the ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ goal. It shows we are making great progress in helping our residents prosper.”
The 2017 U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index follows a 2016 first-ever Global SDG Index which ranked the U.S. 25th among all countries pursing the SDGs.
The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index uses 17 SDGs, a set of goals agreed to by the U.S. and 192 other nations in 2015, as a “lens to examine progress towards sustainable development in the 100 most populous U.S. cities.” The U.S. Cities SDG Index aims to help urban leaders address the many sustainable development challenges affecting their cities. The index covers the 100 most populous cities (measured as MSAs) and synthesizes data available today across 49 indicators spanning 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were agreed upon by all countries in September 2015.
A copy of the “Achieving A Sustainable Urban America” Report can be downloaded at here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017