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Community Climate Action

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The Community Climate Action Project puts community leadership at the heart of citywide and local action on climate and inequality. It is funded through the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.

Project duration: November 2020 ongoing

Bristol’s Community Climate Action project is a pioneering and bold five-year project, championing fair community-led climate action across the city. The project is coordinated by Bristol Green Capital Partnership, and being delivered in collaboration with Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol City Council, and the climate action partners: Bristol Energy Network, Sustrans, Praxis, and Avon Wildlife Trust.

For Phase 1 of the project, during 2022, six community organisations, representing some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities, co-produced the city’s first community climate action plans with and for their communities. The plans demonstrate the leadership role of communities in the city’s response to the climate crisis whilst also improving the quality of life for local people.

The six community organisations

During Phase 2 of the project, running till 2025, these six organisations will deliver six innovative community-led live projects tackling a particular climate theme.

The other key project strands are:

Across all the project strands the CCA team is working collectively with strategic city leaders and community partners to develop a unique Bristol approach to community Ieadership on climate.

This is a very exciting opportunity to work with Bristol’s community organisations who are committed to bettering the lives of the Bristol communities they represent.

Communities are experts of their place – this project gives the opportunity to bring to the fore the voices of people unrepresented in action on climate change across the city, and explore approaches to ensuring our zero carbon transition addresses social inequalities, improves people’s quality of life, and is inclusive and just.

Harriet Sansom, manager of the project for CSE.

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