Read the first Green & Black Report
In 2015, Bristol was recognised for its leadership in environmental sustainability by becoming the first UK European Green Capital, and more recently in November 2018, the elected members of Bristol City Council became the first in the UK to declare a climate emergency, building on Bristol’s reputation as a national and global environmental sustainability leader. However, Bristol and other UK cities have been criticised for failing to include diverse voices in the environmental sustainability community and its leadership, particularly those of Black, African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
This issue was highlighted by Ujima Radio in 2015 who ran a series of ‘Green & Black’ activities, debates and projects in 2015. This work led to the formation of our partnership, and the development of the Ambassadors pilot project.