The Climate & Our Community

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 -
09:00 to 13:00
Bristol City Council, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Organised/hosted by: 
Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bristol Refugee Rights and Bristol City of Sanctuary


Climate change is happening at a faster rate than we thought. 

And it seems, much faster than we are acting on it.

Around the world we are already seeing drought, crop-failures, flooding and migration. Bristol itself is vulnerable to climate change. There is a real risk to our food systems, to our economy and of increasing extreme weather, and the poorest communities will be hit first.

As temperatures rise and places become more difficult to live in, we will see more people being forced to move, with effects all around the world, in Europe and here in the UK.

The transition we will see because of climate change has great potential to enhance Bristol and our larger society. We have the choice to be proactive instead of reactive. We have the choice to embrace transition and imagine a safer world of opportunity for all.

We need the voices of our communities to help shape this discussion on climate change and climate change and migration.

  • How will climate change affect us and how does your community feel about this?
  • What role does climate change play in forcing people to move and what does this mean for Bristol?
  • How can you shape the messages on these issues for your community and city?

We cannot do this without you. This is our Bristol and this is a defining point in history. Let’s come together to imagine how we can shape these critical issues of our time to create a safer city and future for all.


  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol - Welcome
  • Dr Jo House, University of Bristol - Climate change predictions and impacts
  • Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Service Manager, Bristol City Council - BCC Climate Strategy
  • Dominik Byrne, Programme Director, Bristol Link with Beira - Voices from the 2019 Cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique
  • April Humble, Researcher on Border Security, Climate Change and Migration - Climate change and migration
  • Bristol Refugee Rights Voice Project - Lived experience of migration

This event is co-hosted by the Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bristol Refugee Rights and Bristol City of Sanctuary.

How to book: 

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