As the local councillor for Horfield, Bristol, Claire has been part of the cross-party working group looking at making Bristol a carbon neitral city by 2030.
As part of that, she is committed to seeing the city achieve the required air quality to keep citizens safe. The Labour run council have broken two deadlines for action and the Environment minster Therese Coffey is demanding action and threatening legal action if they don't comply.
Claire is currently working on additional measures to the current lack-lustre plans proposed by the council. She is bringing together councillors from across the parties to look at innovative ways to not just reduce pollution, but capture existing pollution while vehicle transport changes in the coming years. They will meet with Farmergy in September to look at ways algae technology could capture localised pollution around the M32 and then be turned into biogas.
Claire comments 'We have to think outside the box if we want to see air quality improve quickly. We cant wait for years and let our children breathe in pollution that is having dreadful effects on their health. I want to do more and I'm keen to look at new technologies to help us. I hope we can solve this problem together.'