The Bristol Method – a resource for sustainable cities

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Bristol officially launched its toolkit at COP 21 to share the experience and knowledge the city has acquired as European Green Capital 2015.

Bristol presented the toolkit on the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris on 30 November. As the current European Green Capital and first UK city to hold the title, Bristol commits to act as a role model to other cities around the world in the field of environmental sustainability.

Bristol is doing so through its online toolkit, The Bristol Method, which documents everything the city has learned from its year as Green Capital. George Ferguson, mayor of Bristol, said: “As part of our year as European Green Capital we pledged to make it easy for other cities to emulate our successes and learn from our challenges. I am delighted that the Bristol 2015 team and partners have created this invaluable online resource full of straightforward advice, based on our direct experience, which we will share with others at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.”

The Bristol Method comprises a series of ‘how to’ documents that cover a range of subjects, including the five themes of Bristol’s Green Capital year: energy, resources, transport, food and nature. There are currently 24 documents available on the Bristol 2015 website, with more being added each week. 

Our new 'cities in action' case study looks at how Bristol developed The Bristol Method; please see the link provided. 

And for more information on the launch of The Bristol Method, please see Bristol’s press release at the link provided. 

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