In order to deliver net zero, action will be needed right across the UK, and we see a vital role for city-level initiatives. We support Bristol’s innovative governance approach and urgency, and we look forward to working with Bristol’s new Advisory Committee on Climate Change and counterparts across the UK to address the critical challenge of delivering net zero, and making the most of the opportunities ahead.
One City 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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|
Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Our Future : a vision for an environmentally sustainable Bristol, January 2019 (the Partnership’s contribution to the first iteration of the One City Plan) and links between Our Future and the UN Sustainable Development Goals