Southmead Climate Action Plan

Co-producing a plan with residents to take action for the climate and nature

Bristol Community Climate Action Project

We’ve joined the second cohort of six community organisations in the Community Climate Action Project.

The project is pioneering bold and fair community led climate action, demonstrating the important role which communities have in achieving citywide climate and nature goals.

We’re excited that Southmead has the opportunity to put a plan like this together. A co-produced climate action plan will amplify voices in our community, celebrate and build on the work of existing community groups, and highlight what a fair transition to a climate-resilient city looks like for us here. Tackling the climate and ecological crisis shouldn’t worsen the challenges we already face, we believe it should and can improve people’s quality of life too.

This Bristol-wide project is coordinated by Bristol Green Capital Partnership, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and supported by Bristol City Council and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Read more about the project here 


How does it work?

To begin with we’ll be going to workshops and mentoring sessions and getting resources to learn about how to put a plan like this together.

Then over the coming months we’ll be catching up with Southmead residents to find out what the community’s priorities, views and ideas are for future climate and nature action. We’ll be doing this in a variety of ways so we can gather lots of input from across the area. Keep a look out for how to be involved and to stay up to date with our progress on our social media, in The Mead (printed and online!), and on this page.

By hearing from as many residents as possible we can produce a plan which helps to tackle other local priorities as well as feeding in to the city’s strategy to address climate change, making sure Southmead gets heard.