What is YEESS about?
Each year, the climate crisis becomes ever more urgent. Young people will live through incredible changes in their lives – it is time you had your 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.
But how are we going to practically reach this goal?
This is your chance to find out the facts and question the experts. Watch our postcards from the future, and then discuss your ideas with other young people over our three day summit.
Don’t forget to question our leading regional politicians each day during the live broadcasts!
What is the Climate and Ecological Emergency?
“Get up to speed ahead of the Summit with some background viewing. Why are scientists saying this is Code Red for Humanity? And why is the West of England’s target for carbon neutrality 20 years sooner than the rest of the UK?”
– Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers, Senior Lecturer Science Communication , UWE Bristol
- If you’re inspired to learn more, you might like to take Project Drawdown’s module on Climate Solutions 101: https://drawdown.org/climate-solutions-101
- To further understand the economic implications of our current model of endless growth, we also recommend the book Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth: https://doughnuteconomics.org/