Bristol

How the warming stripes work

Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating in recent decades.

Climate emergency declared

Nov-18

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Feb-20

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

What can we do?

As we know, the climate crisis is already here. The good news is that most of the solutions exist today. What’s really needed is more people to join in locally to make a bigger difference together.

  View the Climate Action Plan

Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

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There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Bristol:

FareShare South West

Connecting the dots between food poverty and waste from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Young Green Briton Challenge

Building knowledge, skills and opportunities for green change-making in schools.

Birmingham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Black & Green Ambassadors

Ensuring the environmental movement is inclusive and representative.

Bristol
  • Greater fairness
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Bristol Community Energy

Growing renewable energy in the South West, offering benefits to locals.

Bristol
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

WBD EnviroNovember

Implementing Womble Bond Dickinson's EnviroNovember calendar to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Herschel Infrared

Manufacturing and supplying low-energy, low-carbon heating for residential and business needs.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Wiper And True

Working within the brewing industry to become a carbon neutral micro-brewer by 2030.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy

Proctor + Stevenson

Becoming net-zero by 2030, as part of a zero-carbon, socially-just, wider city commitment.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport
  • Energy

Burges Salmon

Assisting clients in driving decarbonisation through legal advice and guidance.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Ambition Lawrence Weston

Developing an innovative, on-shore wind turbine by and for the local community.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Pentagon Sport

Reducing energy use, carbon emissions and energy costs using a Green Business Grant.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Business West

Supporting businesses in their net zero journey.

Bristol
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Amschela

Showing that the luxury fashion industry can promote environmentally sustainable practices.

Bristol
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Future Leap

Providing a sustainable hub and support network for businesses in Bristol.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Providing household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy