Daniella presents at UN climate talk

December 23 2015

BRISTOL’S success in renewable energy was presented by Bishopston councillor Daniella Radice at the United Nations’ recent global climate talks in Paris.

BRISTOL’S success in renewable energy was presented by Bishopston councillor Daniella Radice at the United Nations’ recent global climate talks in Paris.   

The city’s achievements were recognised by a high-level international panel, which was organised by the European Commission and featured a member of the European parliament.

Councillor Radice, who is Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods with responsibility for the environment, spoke about Bristol’s successes including its solar projects which has seen the city’s energy supply rise to 25 percent.

The session, ‘Renewable Energy: Energising the Future’ presented renewable energy projects already being implemented in cities around the world. It also investigated how to accelerate these developments.
Besides councillor Radice, the panel included mayors from Brazil, Canada and Sweden, as well as an MEP from Luxembourg.  

Councillor Radice described the Bristol Billion, which is designed to invest £700m to make the city’s buildings more energy efficient, and achieve significant carbon and energy savings.

It would involve refurbishing 56,000 homes in Bristol – 30 percent of the city – to reduce energy use, help lift people out of fuel poverty and reduce health costs.


Councillor Radice said: “We are in Paris to exchange ideas with other cities and to attract investment in projects to transform Bristol.
“We have the lowest per capita carbon emissions of all the large UK cities, but I have been sitting at the table with even more ambitious cities such as Vancouver and Malmo, which shows the challenge we have ahead in terms of being in the very top league internationally.


“We have a clear picture of where to go as a city but we know we need investment to help, and we have sent this message loudly and clearly to a broad range of people and organisations at this world summit.”

Daniella at UN Climate Talks