Nottingham Green Partnership

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The Green Partnership recognises the environmental issues that affect Nottingham, and aims to deliver actions that will reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, increase resilience and improve quality of life. It has responsibility for the environmental priorities identified in the Nottingham Plan, which sets out a vision for Nottingham that has environmental sustainability at its centre.

Role

The Partnership brings together representatives from the public, business, and third sectors, and meets quarterly, to:

  • Support the delivery of the Nottingham Energy Strategy, Waste Strategy and Climate Change Strategy and review progress
  • Co-ordinate delivery of projects to help meet our city-wide environmental targets and objectives, and share experience
  • Commission activity and establish joint-commissioning frameworks where necessary
  • Assist other strategic partnerships in understanding how their areas of responsibility can contribute to improving local environmental sustainability and monitor their performance in doing so
  • Promote best practice sharing and liaise with other relevant partnerships and bodies

Key priorities and targets:

Target / objective

GN1

Reduce the city's carbon emissions by 26% of 2005 levels by 2020, to 1444 kt CO2

GN2

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%)

GN3

Improving the ability with which we use natural resources, including water

GN4

Increase the reuse, recycling and composting of household waste to 50% (Baseline 2008/09: 32%)

GN5

Improve our ability to mitigate or adapt to environmental challenges

GN6

Create jobs for local people in an extending and innovative environmental sector

GN7

Ensure that everyone understands the environmental challenge and how we can play our part in responding to it

The membership of the Green Partnership is made up of senior representatives from Nottingham City partners including:

  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottingham Primary Care Trust / NHS
  • Enviroenergy
  • Climate East Midlands
  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Greater Nottingham Transport Partnership
  • Boots
  • Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
  • Experian
  • Nottingham Development Enterprise
  • One Nottingham
  • Nottingham Energy Partnership
  • Environment Agency
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Two third sector advocates

The partnership is chaired by Richard Barlow of Browne Jacobson and the vice chair is Councillor Alan Clark.

For further information please contact:

Gail Scholes, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change

Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG

Tel. 0115 87 65652

Email: gail.scholes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Useful links:

www.mynottingham.gov.uk/energycalculator

www.mynottingham.gov.uk/climatechange

www.nottenergy.com

Page last updated: 07 March 2013 5:27PM