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Green Commission

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.


Green Commission report

Key experts, influencers and decision makers in Sheffield have formed the Green Commission to recommend how to make the city sustainable.  Download their report below and tell us what you think.

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.


Meeting notes and other documents

Hearing 1 - 2nd December 2014

Workshop - 22nd January 2015

Hearing 2 - 12th February 2015

Hearing 3 - 21st April 2015

Hearing 4 - 12th May 2015

Hearing 5 - 18th June 2015

Hearing 6 - 30th June 2015

SHED Talks - 20th July 2015

Video of SHED talks

Some presenters opted not to make their talk public, so the video doesn't show those talks.



Filming of the above videos was courtesy of Colin Harrison, Colin Harrison Video Services.

Hearing 1 and the Green Commission workshops were not filmed.

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