The Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC) welcomes the development of the new One City Climate Strategy, which sets out an ambitious plan to try to achieve the goal of Bristol being carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030.
The Committee understands that decarbonisation and adapting to climate change will not be easy, and welcomes this important first step. In line with the requirements of a climate emergency, these reports have been developed rapidly and with limited resources, with the intention of catalysing urgent action. As such it provides a good evidence base from which to get started, whilst recognising that in some areas more evidence is needed, and this should be brought in to decision-making as it becomes available. The focus should now shift to developing the urgent next steps that are needed in areas like transport and heating.
The BACCC looks forward to continuing to work with local government and City partners and to advise on the development of the evidence base and delivery plans in order to help the city achieve its climate change ambitions.