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Centering around sustainability; Climate action in Bristol city centre gets boost with new partnership

Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership has launched a new partnership with Bristol City Centre BID to deliver free climate support to organisations in the area

18/03/2024

BID Lead
Tom Swithinbank

Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership’s Climate Action Programme has expanded its remit by partnering with Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), to help businesses in the area achieve their sustainability goals. 

Since 2021, the Climate Action Programme has been helping local businesses and organisations to design and implement responses to the climate and nature crises.

The Partnership’s Climate Action Programme was launched in April 2021, supported by NatWest Group and Bristol City Council, to help organisations across Bristol and the wider region to reduce their carbon emissions, as part of Bristol’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

 

Since Redcliffe & Temple BID joined the programme a year ago, a tailored programme of events and resources has enabled businesses to access expertise in tackling issues relating to climate and nature, to better their chances of reaching their goals.

Building on this success, Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership is now looking to engage more businesses in the Bristol City Centre BID area, which is already home to several members of the Climate Leaders Group – organisations with a stated aim and plan in place to achieve net zero by 2030 – including Bristol Beacon, Bristol City Council, Bristol Old Vic, JLL, Triodos, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, University of Bristol, University of West of England, Watershed and We The Curious.

Bex Shreeve, Engagement Officer at Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership, said:

“The Climate Action Programme offers free practical support to help businesses realise their climate ambitions, no matter the stage of their journey. Through our collaboration, a programme of events and resources will be tailored to meet the needs of organisations in the Bristol City Centre BID area.”

Tom Swithinbank, Project Manager at Bristol City Centre BID, said:

“Becoming more sustainable is a key priority for many of our businesses, so a partnership like this is really important to help them achieve their goals. The work that Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership has achieved so far in aligning businesses with achievable, bespoke solutions is really commendable so it’s great to see this now expanding into the city centre area.”

Levy-paying businesses within the Bristol City Centre BID zone can attend a launch event on Wednesday 20 March at JLL, Great George Street. Talks will be given on sustainability including Amanda Skeldon, Director of Climate and Nature at JLL. 

The event is now fully booked but you can still get involved in the Climate Action Programme by joining Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership and becoming part of this growing community of organisations taking climate and nature action. To find out more about how you can get involved, visit the Bristol City Centre BID project page.

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