Friday, July 16th, 13, marked the end of this year’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The annual forum presents an opportunity to review the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Now in its ninth year, the theme of HLPF 2021 was “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.” Brighter Green is part of the Animal Issues Thematic Cluster (AITC), which works to get animal issues on the SDG agenda. Kwolanne Felix, a Columbia University Navab Fellow with Brighter Green, worked on a virtual exhibit for the HLPF that’s available for viewing here. The exhibit was paired with a July 13th side event entitled, “Harnessing the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and well-being to effectively combat biodiversity loss, prevent future pandemics and achieve sustainable development.” The event, which can be streamed here, featured a panel discussion with several Brighter Green allies, including Philip Lymbery from Compassion in World Farming and Pei Su from ActAsia.