How do we ensure a just transition to a climate resilient Bristol
St Werburgh's Primary School
Dr Alice Venn and Dr Alix Dietzel have recently wrapped up a yearlong study focusing on just transition to a climate resilient city of Bristol. Their findings were widely covered in the UK media, including the BBC, Bristol Cable and the Independent.
Come and join us to reflect on our findings, ask questions, and learn about how tackle climate change in a just manner.
Our project sought to find out what happens once a city sets out to pursue such a transition, as Bristol did in its One City Climate Change Plan. We wanted to know: is a just transition being interpreted and how is it being pursued? Who is involved in this process ‘on the ground’? Is their decision-making fair and inclusive? What are the barriers and what are the opportunities to just transition?
We found an alarming lack of diversity in decision making, very little room for critical debate, and confusion about how to achieve the One City Climate Change Plan's ambitious targets in an inclusive manner.
We invite you to come and hear more about the study and engage with a panel of experts, including Asher Craig (deputy mayor), Carla Denyer (co-lead of the Green party), local councillors and members of community groups. We aim to create a space to ask honest questions and have a critical reflection in a co-creative manner together with our audience. We welcome anyone working on climate change and the environment more broadly in Bristol, no matter the sector.
Our aim, with your help, is to bring about change in the city and ensure that decision making around climate change is as just as it can be.
There are a limited number of in person tickets available and the event will also be live-streamed for online participation - please select the relevant ticket when you make your booking. A recording will also be made available to those who cannot make it.
The venue will be at no more than 50% capacity and Covid measures will be in place. All attendees will be asked to wear face coverings (unless exempt), except invited speakers who will be distanced from others. Attendees will be encouraged to take Lateral Flow Tests before attending. We may contact attendees with Covid updates before the event and if Covid restrictions change, the event may move fully online.