Environmental Sustainability Partnership (ESP)

Purpose 

The Environmental Sustainability Partnership (ESP) oversees work across the district to achieve the following 2020 vision:

‘Environmental sustainability is about our ability to survive and thrive into the future. Everything else that we seek to achieve – such as improved health and well-being and economic prosperity - is dependent on a clean environment and stable climate.

In Bath & North East Somerset, our ambition is to provide the leadership to enable the whole community to benefit from an environmentally sustainable, healthy, low carbon future that is resilient to changes in our climate. We seek to be a leading place for innovation and achievement in pursuit of these goals.’ (updated July 2018)

The Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy 2016-2020 sets out the ESP's current approach to achieving this, with the key aim of providing the community leadership needed to help people to reduce carbon across the district by around 45% by 2026. The Strategy has three principles:

  • Partnership Working

  • Community Enablement

  • Leading by Example

 

The Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy sets out the ESP's current approach to achieving this, with the key aim of providing the community leadership needed to help people to reduce carbon across the district by around 45% by 2026. The Strategy has three principles:

 

  • Partnership Working
  • Community Enablement
  • Leading by Example

 

The ESP consists of:

  1. A high-level Board  
  2. Workstreams which cover various aspects of environmental sustainability. More about the activities within these Workstreams can be found in the ESP’s Climate Local Action Plan which was submitted in 2012 as part of the Council's commitment to the national Climate Local programme. An action plan has also been submitted as part of membership of the EU Covenant of Mayors programme.
  3. This Environmental Sustainability Network website, which was set up to provide a place where people from across the district can easily communicate with each other around ideas and opportunities related to environmental sustainability. This Network now has over 400 members and a wealth of information on issues and upcoming activities.

 ESP Board Membership

Chair: Cllr Mark Shelford, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Bath & North East Somerset Council. 

ESP Board Members are drawn from all political parties, key stakeholder organisations and other delivery partnerships. The ESP also has Expert Advisors from relevant organisations.

 

Please find ESP Board meeting minutes and updates on the ESP Board Topic Group of this network.

Contact & Communications

Email: sustainability@bathnes.gov.uk

Call: 01225 477528

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