Tuesday 12th October 2021 – Day 2 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 can’t we keep using gas boilers?

Ruzanna Chitchyna is an associate Professor at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol.

“In the UK, most homes are heated via a gas boiler. This is a fossil fuel, with home heating accounting for 14% of our carbon emissions. The rules are already changing, with all new homes finding fossil fuel alternatives by 2025. The next step will be retro-fitting – replacing our current home heating with climate friendly alternatives.”

Go to the film and quiz ❯



Ideas to heat our homes without fossil fuels

  • ‘Home energy conversion opportunities for jobs’ by Denis Fernando, Friends of the Earth
  • ‘Renewables and energy generation‘ by Anna and Darren, Atkins
  • ‘Insulate‘’ by Ian Preston, Centre for Sustainable Energy

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

Go to the films and chats ❯


Tuesday: 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

Local councillors will be discussing regional action plan and answering your questions in the live chat.
Visit the chat ❯



Wednesday’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 reuse (repair, recycle or re-use) 65% of our waste by 2030?“.

We hope to see you there!



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