Energy Seminar – Week 8 TT24: Bristol City Leap: A novel finance and procurement model for delivering net zero

Tedd Mose, Katherine Sugar

  • Start  Tuesday 11 Jun 2024 5:00pm
  • Finish    Tuesday 11 Jun 2024 6:30pm
  • Venue  Dyson Perrins Building
  • Postcode OX1 3AN
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Dr Katherine Sugar


Summary: Public financing alone is insufficient for delivering net zero – private finance must also be secured to deliver decarbonisation at scale and pace. This seminar delves into the innovative procurement approach underpinning Bristol City Leap, an innovative procurement model introduced by Bristol City Council which addresses the urgency of decarbonization through a unique public-private partnership on a city-wide scale. With a particular focus on exploring the risks and opportunities involved in procuring such large-scale city infrastructure investment programmes through public-private partnerships, it will examine the complexities through a range of disciplines, including public policy, law, geography, economics, and business.


Dr Tedd Mose is a legal professional whose inter-disciplinary research interests focus on international energy law and policy, the transition to sustainable energy systems, energy justice, sustainable development and governance, globalisation, and the role of technology in shaping a more sustainable energy future. He was the inaugural PhD scholar and has taught and held various multi-disciplinary research positions at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; the University of Cape Town, South Africa; the University of Michigan, USA; and at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at University of Dundee, Scotland.

Dr Katherine Sugar is a research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is concerned with urban sustainability, with a particular interest in the governance of low carbon and inclusive transitions at the local level. She focuses on the multiple governing actors involved in low carbon and just transitions, the implementation of urban projects in practice, and challenges encountered and overcome. Her current research projects include examining the governance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) for net zero across the UK’s four nations, in addition to finance and public procurement for net zero.

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