The Environmental Sustainability Partnership (ESP) oversees work across the district to achieve the following vision in the Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Vision & Values statement:
“Bath and North East Somerset is an area with lively, active communities that are low carbon and resource efficient, and unique places and beautiful surroundings that are building for a greener and low carbon future”
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:
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.