Councillor Carla Denyer (Clifton Down) has been named politician of the year by The Big Green Politics Podcast. The award comes after Bristol declared a “climate emergency”, with the council unanimously backing a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 in an effort to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown. The motion was put forward by councillor Carla Denyer and means Bristol has the most ambitious emissions targets of the UK’s core cities group – with radical policy implications in the coming years.
Since the motion, the Green Group has published a report “Change Starts Now” outlining how Bristol could achieve such a target.
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