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BACCC seeking new members

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The Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC) is seeking new members as part of a member refresh.

BACCC is an independent committee that provides advice on the climate crisis to Bristol City Council, the Bristol One City Boards and other key city stakeholders and assesses progress towards the city’s climate goals.

Its members have wide ranging skills, experience and knowledge related to the climate crisis. Together they aim to support Bristol’s progress in achieving net zero by 2030 and adapting to climate change in an effective, inclusive, and just manner.

The BACCC is seeking at least five new members for the committee with skills, experience and knowledge that can contribute to BACCC’s purpose. This could include:

  • Expertise on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapt to climate change at the city level;
  • Knowledge and experience of the impact of the climate crisis on Bristol and its communities;
  • Expertise on climate vulnerabilities and building community resilience to climate impacts;
  • Experience with policy, system and/or behaviour change;
  • Public engagement and/or communications expertise;
  • Knowledge around climate justice, just transition and lived experience of climate impacts.

Time Commitment: BACCC meets for around two hours once a month and currently holds both in-person (central Bristol) and online meetings, with a mix of morning or afternoon meetings and dates sent out well in advance. Members are expected to attend meetings regularly, plus contribute to working groups, the development of reports and statements, and/or act as a rep to a One City Board. This amounts to roughly 5 hours per month.

Financial remuneration: Financial remuneration for time, support and mentoring can be made available for successful candidates who feel that otherwise they would not be able to play a full and active role in the BACCC’s work (on a case-by-case basis).

Membership and diversity: BACCC would like to increase the diversity of its membership and encourages applications from people from, and/or with knowledge or experience of groups currently under-represented, including black and minority ethnic communities; Disabled people; and young people (aged 18 – 24).

How to apply

Find more information about BACCC and the role of members see here.

To express interest, please send us:

  • An outline of how your experience, skills and knowledge can contribute to BACCC’s purpose in a maximum of 300 words (short video applications also possible).
  • An optional equalities monitoring form. Download the form in Microsoft Word.

These should be sent to ceilidh@bristolgreencapital.org with the subject line “BACCC application” by end of day Sunday 6 November.

If you have any queries about the role, please email claire@bristolgreencapital.org.

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