Tackling the Climate Emergency
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Carla Denyer is the co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, elected alongside Adrian Ramsay in October 2021.
Carla’s political career began in Bristol, where she has served as a City Councillor since 2015. Her leadership has been instrumental in forming the largest Green councillor group in the UK, following unprecedented success in the May 2021 local elections.
In 2019, Carla made a significant impact as the Green Party’s MP candidate in Bristol West. She not only came second but nearly doubled the Greens’ previous vote share, receiving the highest number of votes that the Green Party has ever received in a General Election outside of Brighton Pavilion, where Caroline Lucas is MP.
But Carla’s political achievements go beyond electoral success. In 2018, she wrote and proposed the first Climate Emergency declaration in Europe, setting an ambitious goal for Bristol to become carbon neutral by 2030. This bold initiative has since been adopted by 570 UK councils, the UK Parliament, and the Scottish and Welsh governments.
As a councillor and campaigner, social justice is at the heart of Carla’s work. Whether on renters’ rights or access to public transport and key services, Carla had consistently stood up for the people who need it the most.
Before entering politics, Carla was an engineer in the renewable energy industry, specialising in offshore and onshore wind energy. Working in the sector, she saw that the solutions to create a greener, safer future are already available; what is lacking is the will of our political leaders. The good news is that this is something we can change by electing more Greens at every level of Government.
Carla Denyer is more than a politician; she is a dedicated advocate for the people of Bristol, for green policies, and for social justice.