Bristol City Council makes significant progress on climate action

Bristol City Council has been ranked joint seventh out of 182 councils in the UK for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The news comes on the fifth anniversary of the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency.

Bristol City Council has made significant progress over the last few years to address the climate crisis. The city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and has a range of plans and policies in place to achieve this.

These plans include:

Investing in renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind
Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption
Improving public transportation and encouraging people to walk, bike or take public transportation more often
Protecting the city’s natural habitats to reduce carbon emissions
Bristol City Council has been widely recognized for its progress on climate action. Climate Emergency UK has ranked Bristol City Council as one of the most climate ambitious city councils in the UK.

However, Bristol City Council still has work to do. The city needs to do more in key areas such as transport and biodiversity.

Bristol City Council makes significant progress on climate action

The Bristol Green Party have said they will achieve a majority at the 2024 local elections and if they are successful they will accelerate climate action in Bristol.

Here are some specific initiatives that Bristol City Council could take to further combat the climate crisis:

Implement a workplace parking levy to encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport more often
Improve walking and cycling routes to make them safer and more reliable
Improve Bristol’s public transport network to make it more efficient and affordable
Managing more green space for nature to help absorb carbon
By taking these initiatives, Bristol City Council can help the city meet its climate targets and create a more sustainable future for all its residents.

Bristol City Council has been ranked joint seventh out of 182 councils in the UK for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The news comes on the fifth anniversary of the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency. Bristol City Council has made significant progress over the last few years to address the climate crisis. The…

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