What we do / One City Approach

One City Approach

Working collaboratively with city partners to accelerate progress towards our cities climate and ecological goals.

Responding to the climate and ecological emergencies

The Bristol One City Approach brings together partners from different sectors, organisations and communities to deliver on the One City Plan – a timeline of goals which sets out a path to a 2050 Bristol that is a ‘fair, healthy and sustainable city, a city of hope and aspiration, where everyone can share in its success.’

The Partnership played a central role in setting up the One City Environment Board and the Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change in 2019 and continues to work with them in supporting the city to deliver on the One City Goals and meet its climate and ecological targets.

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One City Environment Board

The goals of the One City Plan are overseen by six thematic Boards, each taking a lead on driving forwards action and identifying opportunities for partnership working: Children and Young People, Economy and Skills, Environment, Homes and Communities, Transport, and Health and Wellbeing.

The Environment Board also developed the One City Climate Strategy and the Ecological Emergency Strategy and continues to coordinate efforts to achieve their ambitious targets.

Climate Strategy

Ecological Strategy

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Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC)

The committee of independent members works alongside the One City Boards to provide technical advice on climate change to help the city of Bristol to understand and accelerate progress towards its ambition to be a carbon neutral and climate resilient city by 2030.

The committee meets regularly and acts as a critical friend to the One City Environment Board. In 2023 it published a progress review on the One City Climate Strategy which includes 12 recommendations.

Progress review

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Find out more

Learn more about what the One City Environment Board and Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change do, who the members are, and the latest updates.

One City website

BACCC website


Mission Net Zero

Mission Net Zero is a new project funded by Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living programme to support progress towards a more sustainable and inclusive city and deliver on Bristol’s One City Climate Strategy.

One element of this project is the Transforming Energy Together programme which we are coordinating alongside CSE, Bristol Energy Network, and Bristol City Council. The programme will support three community organisations to engage with their local communities to identify and develop robust, feasible project plans and business cases for community-led energy projects.

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“In order to deliver net zero, action will be needed right across the UK, and we see a vital role for city-level initiatives. We support Bristol’s innovative governance approach and urgency.”

Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee