Monday 11th October 2021 – Day 1 of the Summit


Each year, the climate crisis becomes ever more urgent. Young people will live through incredible changes in their lives – it is time they had their say on our future.

The West of England has created a Climate Action Plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Working together with regional councils like Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Bath &NE Somerset, the aim is to become carbon neutral and climate-resilient by 2030.

Read more…



Investigate: Why do we need to slim down road traffic?

Dr Steve Melia is a senior lecturer in Transport and Planning at the University of the West of England.

“Transport accounts for 27% of the UK’s carbon emissions, but is our fastest growing sector. Road traffic has increased by 30% since the 1990s, and is still growing as we drive ever more miles per year. In order to reduce carbon emissions, we have to reduce the amount of traffic on our roads.”

Go to the film and quiz ❯



Ideas to reduce traffic by 40%

Watch these films then take part in the live chat discussions.

Go to the films and chats ❯


Monday: Update!

Have a look to see what happened in the discussions this morning. We’ve put up some word clouds to see what topics and themes were popular in the discussions as well as the chat transcripts
Whats happened so far… ❯



Action Plan: LIVE

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees is here, and he will be discussing Bristol action plan and answering your questions from this morning, or live if you have more to ask.
Visit the chat ❯



Tuesday’s Plan

Thank you all for your work during the day and for your honest thoughts and opinions.

Tomorrow’s question is “How might we heat our homes without fossil fuels (phase out carbon based heating) by 2030?“.

We hope to see you there!



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