Our role

The Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC) is an independent, technical committee established by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England at the request of the Mayor.  

Our purpose

Our purpose is to provide technical advice to help the city of Bristol to understand and accelerate progress towards its ambition to be a carbon neutral and climate resilient city by 2030. We review evidence and provide independent advice and recommendations to the One City Boards on progress made against carbon neutral targets and climate resilience planning. We provide critical commentary on the climate consequences of plans, policies and strategies affecting the city.


Our strategic priorities

Provide independent advice on setting and meeting carbon budgets for Bristol and preparing for climate change

Advise on the implications of new developments in climate change science, economics and policy

Provide technical advice on adaptation needs and measures in response to the consequences of anticipated climate change

Engage with a wide range of organisations and individuals to share evidence and analysis

Monitor progress in; reducing emissions, achieving carbon budgets and targets, and implementing measures to meet adaptation needs

Provide a local context for recommendations from the national Committee on Climate Change