Mission Net Zero is our ambitious project supported by funding from Innovate UK to make Bristol a more sustainable and inclusive city and support the Bristol One City Climate Change Strategy's ambition of becoming carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030.

Our aim

Mission Net Zero aims to speed up Bristol and the West of England‘s transition to net zero by working with local people to address some of the barriers to progress such as finding money for improvements and having the skilled professionals to do them.

The project runs from March 2024 to November 2025 and is part of the Innovate UK funded Net Zero Living Programme.

Funding will be used to:

  • Support three communities in Bristol to plan the climate action projects that they want in their neighbourhoods and help them secure money to take them forward. This could include; improving the energy efficiency of homes, generating more renewable energy or other actions.
  • Build support for climate action through a strategic climate investment plan for Bristol and the West of England, to help direct investment into projects that will help reduce carbon emissions.
  • Support small businesses and people wanting to work on these climate projects, creating jobs and providing training for local people.

The project aims to:

  • reduce the city's carbon emissions, in the context of a Just Transition.
  • increase jobs and training in the supply chain, for example, to insulate homes or install heat pumps.

Who is involved

We are working with partners from the West of England and nationally.

Partners are:

  • Bristol Climate and Nature Partnership
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • Bristol Energy Network
  • Bristol City Leap
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • National Grid Electricity Distribution
  • Bristol and Bath Regional Capital
  • West of England Combined Authority

Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership made an open invitation to community groups based in Bristol to take part in this project through the Transforming Energy Together programme. The successful three community groups will be announced later in May after the application process is complete.