The Environmental Sustainability Board
The Environmental Sustainability Board is leading on delivery of environmental sustainability aspects of the One City Plan, working closely with the five other boards covering the themes of economy, homes, health and wellbeing, learning and skills, transport and connectivity.
The Board has released the One City Climate Strategy. The strategy sets out the key things we need to do to achieve a carbon neutral and more climate resilient city by 2030. It describes the dramatic changes needed in our transport, heat and electricity networks, what we consume and waste, our food, businesses and public services, buildings, infrastructure and natural environment. The Board, with the support of the One City Office, will now coordinate the city’s progress to make those changes happen.
The associated evidence base includes an assessment of Bristol’s resilience to climate change, the carbon footprint of the economy of Bristol, a report on consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions for Bristol and a pathway to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 for the city’s direct emissions.
For a more detailed explanation of the new ways of working to tackle environmental sustainability in Bristol, see this blog by Ann Cousins, co-chair of the Environmental Sustainability Board.
A new Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change has also been established. This Committee will provide independent technical advice on achieving a carbon neutral city to all One City boards. More information on the Committee can be found here.
Terms of Reference: The Board’s terms of reference are here.
Enquiries: Any enquiries from interested businesses, organisations or individuals can contact the Board via the dedicated City Office email address email@example.com. Note that these will routinely be shared with Bristol Green Capital Partnership as secretariat.
Meetings: The Board held its first meeting on 10 July 2019 and intends to meet quarterly. Public observers are welcome: more information here.
- 26 February 2020: agenda, information for public observers and key points and actions
- 19 November 2019: agenda, information for public observers and key points and actions
- 1 October 2019: agenda, information for public observers and key points and actions
- 10 July 2019: initial meeting outcomes and key points & actions
Members and co-chairs: The current Board membership is as below. The Board’s co-chairs are the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, and Ann Cousins, Arup. Three further places on the Board have been reserved to improve the Board’s diversity, notably of BAME communities, people with disabilities and young people. A process for making appointments is under development.
|Name||Business or Organisation|
|Ann Cousins (co-chair)||Arup|
|Marvin Rees (co-chair)||Mayor of Bristol|
|Andy Hicklin||Environment Agency|
|Ben Ross||Bristol Energy|
|Dale Southerton||Cabot Institute, University of Bristol|
|Dan Green||Wessex Water|
|Gwen Frost||Bristol Waste Company|
|Iain McGuffog||Bristol Water|
|Ian Barrett||Avon Wildlife Trust|
|Jessica Ferrow||Bristol Green Capital Partnership
|Katherine Piper||Future Economy Network|
|Savita Willmott||Natural History Consortium|
|Simon Roberts||Centre for Sustainable Energy|
|Simon Wood||North Bristol NHS Trust|
|Zoe Willcox||Bristol City Council|