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With nine years to go until Bristol’s net-zero carbon pledge, Neil and Afzal – old school mates from decades ago – discuss the successes and criticisms of the administration’s work on climate so far. 

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As a long-standing Labour councillor for Easton, Afzal Shah has been navigating the changing face of the neighbourhood and its diverse communities, including the recent dispute about the future of St Marks Road.

But his recent appointment as the council cabinet member for Climate, Ecology and Sustainable Growth means an even bigger challenge: The struggle to get Bristol to its self-imposed deadline of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. With nine years to go, Neil and Afzal – old school mates from decades ago – discuss the successes and criticisms of the administration’s work so far. 

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  • Alison Allan says:

    Thanks. Yes – the jury IS still out. Marvin is hiding behind the global mayoral forum’s sustainable development goals whilst doing precious little on the ground in my opinion. Bringing major pollluters to the bidding process to fund the City Leap is beyond the beyond. Vattenfall for example. I am a member of the Labour Party but after the Bristol West AGM debacle – am considering my options.

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