The Green Nottingham Partnership
The Green Nottingham Partnership will focus on delivering the objectives and meeting the targets within the Green Nottingham cross-cutting theme of the Nottingham Sustainable Community Strategy.
In order to tackle the environmental issues highlighted in the sustainable community strategy that will affect Nottingham and its resident's quality of life 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.
Partnership members will work together in a co-ordinated way to address Nottingham's environmental issues and to sustain the quality of life of local people. Organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors have already begun to channel their resource and the skills of their workforce to carry out vital work to reduce the city's environmental impact. The focus will be directed to priority areas such as where carbon emissions are highest and where a shared solution is required to bring about reductions. In carrying out its work the Partnership will be responsive to the views of others. Listening to what people say and working with local communities is central to the Partnership's activities.
The Partnership's 2020 targets and objectives are to:
1. Lower carbon emissions
2. Generate more energy from renewable sources
3. Increase the use of public transport
4. Reduce waste and increase recycling
5. Tackle fuel poverty
6. Adapt to environmental challenges
7. Create jobs for local people
8. Involve everyone
The Green Nottingham Partnership is chaired by Richard Barlow, Partner at law firm Browne Jacobson, and a wide cross-section of organisations are represented.
This site will be a hub for all Green Nottingham Partnership news. In addition, the sustainability work of members will be celebrated in their press releases and web links provided to their 'green pages' where possible.
Outcomes from the last meeting
At the last Green Theme Partnership Nottingham meeting in March, the four key outcomes from the meeting were:-
- Mini - Stern
- Food Strategy
- Strategic Partnering & Roof Panels
- Severn Trent Investing in a Low Carbon Future
A Mini-Stern review is being developed by NTU to assess the economic impact and opportunities of climate change in Greater Nottingham. It is estimated many more job opportunities could be available in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire over the next few years, in the low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) sector. A plan will now be formed on the next steps, to ensure that such opportunities can be realised.
A Food Strategy for the city, which has strategic links into all aspects of the Nottingham Plan, is being considered by the Partnership - watch this space for further information.
Nottingham City Council is helping to reduce energy bills for homes in Aspley and E.On has already begun installation of 600 solar panels. The Council is also exploring secondments with strategic partners and is working with experts from the University of Nottingham and Energy Saving Trust.
The Partnership has also been considering a low carbon future - Severn Trent has shared learning on how it has used new technologies to ensure 22% of its consumption is renewable.
For further information on the Green Partnership contact: