Environment

By 2050 Bristol will be a sustainable city with low impact on our planet and a healthy environment for all.

Our Vision. By 2050 we will have delivered on the vital need to tackle climate change by becoming carbon neutral.  We will work with the city to champion climate action and make radical changes to how we live. This will result in a higher quality of life, and the promise of a more sustainable future. Our city will be carbon neutral, and litter-free with the nitrogen dioxide levels of rural England. As well as this, the tree canopy and wildlife will have doubled compared to 2018 and biodiversity will be at a level never before seen in the city. Sustainability will be designed into our city, from renewable energy in our homes to zero-waste economies on our high-streets.

In 2020, the three key priorities for Environment are:

  1. Establish a long-term, flexible ‘City Leap Energy Partnership’ to develop, co-ordinate, deliver and facilitate £1bn worth of low carbon, smart energy infrastructure that supports Bristol on its pathway to carbon neutrality by 2030
  2. Ensure Bristol is accredited as a gold standard in the Sustainable Food City awards and establish a legacy programme
  3. Ensure that 50% of all waste collected in the city is sent for reuse, recycling and composting
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