The initiative consists of national events and activity designed to raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change. The week will also promote the opportunities from clean growth, which has helped grow the economy by more than two-thirds while reducing emissions by over 40% since 1990.
Along with our partners we’re supporting the campaign throughout Bristol. There are events around the city taking place every day this week which offer the opportunity to learn more about the implications of climate change and what action needs to be taken to reduce emissions. This is particularly relevant to Bristol, which has committed to be carbon neutral by 2050.
More information about other activity taking place locally as well as nationally is available here: https://nvite.com/community/ggbritain. Highlights include the ‘Financing the low carbon economy’ event at our Bristol Energy Hub on Wednesday. We’ve collaborated with Triodos Bank, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Thrive Renewables and Bristol City Council for the afternoon to explore the role of the financial sector in delivering clean growth.
And on Friday, Bristol Energy Network and the City Council’s Energy Service will host the ‘Energy Conference: Top Down v. Grass Roots’. The event will focus on the opportunities that the transition to low carbon brings and how communities can help to tackle climate change. It will be followed by the annual Community Energy Awards hosted by Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales.
Our Managing Director Peter Haigh says:
It’s fantastic to see this week-long programme of events dedicated to tackling climate change, providing new job opportunities and growing our economy for the benefit of us all.
Our PPA backed green energy empowers local communities and enables renewables to thrive. So we’re a publicly owned energy supplier with green energy which gives back to customers and communities.