Sheffield's Green Commission Report - 24 February 2016

Sheffield Green Commission’s Report

Sheffield is already a green city having over two million trees, the lowest landfill rates, 150 miles of clean rivers, together with a proud heritage of action on cleaning up our polluted air and having the largest district energy network in the United Kingdom.

Despite this, and like other cities across the world, we face challenges posed by a changing climate on social justice, resources, infrastructure and the economy.

Key experts, influencers and decision makers in Sheffield have formed the Green Commission to recommend how to make the city sustainable.

The report is based around the following 4 visions that are considered by the Green Commission to be deliverable for the people of Sheffield in the medium term.

Connected city

It is easy to move around Sheffield in a safe, clean, integrated, affordable, high quality, low emission transport system.

Transformative energy

Energy is generated and distributed locally and individuals and businesses are engaged with energy efficiency and demand reduction.

European green city

Sheffield is a green city both in its urban core and its surrounding landscape.

Learning city

Sheffield is committed to continuously learning about how to make Sheffield a smart, sustainable future city.

You can download the full report here.

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What should the green commission be focusing on?

  • Green Energy
  • Cleaner Transport
  • Better Building Insulation
  • Sustainable Buildings/Infrastructure
  • Climate Change Adaption
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