Nottingham Green Partnership

Nottingham Green Partnership is a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors that are working together to reduce the city’s environmental impact.

Nottingham has a long history of collaboration on environmental issues; the city has had a formal green partnership for many years and will be celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017. The partnership has been part of the wider One Nottingham partnership family since 2010.

The Nottingham Green Partnership recognises the environmental issues that affect Nottingham and its citizens, and aims to deliver actions that will reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, increase resilience and improve quality of life. It recognises that there are both impacts and opportunities from this agenda, and shared benefits for us all.

The 25th Nottingham Green Festival takes place Sunday 17th September from 12-6pm at the Arboretum.


The Nottingham Green Partnership leads on meeting the 2020 targets and objectives for Green Nottingham as outlined in the Nottingham Plan to 2020. These are:

  • Reduce the city’s carbon emissions by 26% of 2005 levels by 2020, to 1444 kt CO2
  • 20% of the energy used in the city will be produced within the Greater Nottingham area from renewable or low/zero carbon sources (Baseline: 2008: less than 1%)
  • Improving the ability with which we use natural resources, including water
  • Increase the reuse, recycling and composting of household waste to 50% (Baseline 2008/09: 32%)
  • Improve our ability to mitigate or adapt to environmental challenges
  • Create jobs for local people in an extending and innovative environmental sector
  • Ensure that everyone understands the environmental challenge and how we can play our part in responding to it

In order to meet these targets, there needs to be concerted and coordinated effort. There are a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors that are carrying out vital work to reduce our environmental impact. A key purpose of the partnership is to bring together the different organisations with a critical role in tackling the environmental challenges highlighted in the Nottingham Plan.

The partnership also seeks to engage and collaborate with Nottingham’s citizens; to benefit from their good ideas, support people to be environmentally aware and to promote the city’s success in this area so we all feel proud of Nottingham’s achievements.

The Nottingham Green Partnership adds value by providing:

  • Leadership
  • Focus and co-ordination
  • Opportunities for sharing resources, ideas and solutions
  • A means of preventing overlap and duplication
  • A method of mainstreaming environmental sustainability
  • A shared commitment to environmental improvement


Partnership Members


The partnership is made up of senior representatives from Nottingham City partners, and voluntary sector organisations including: -links to each

The chair is Richard Barlow from Browne Jacobson


The Partnership is accountable to the One Nottingham board.

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference amended Sept12

Priorities and Next Steps for Nottingham Green Partnership Board

Sustainable Development Action Plan

The Partnership is currently developing a city wide sustainable development action plan. This will be a shared vision across the city and there will be a series of actions to help organisations and citizens to contribute towards a more sustainable Nottingham. More information is available here.

We want to know your views on Nottingham’s sustainable future. What is your vision for a sustainable Nottingham? What is working well and what needs improving? What ideas do you have for a greener, healthier, more prosperous future for our city?

Your feedback will be used to help develop an action plan that will drive sustainable development in Nottingham that prioritises what is important to the people who live here.

The survey can be found at Green Partnership Sustainability Survey


Further information

For more information about Nottingham Green Partnership contact