The function of the Ad Hoc Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) is to jumpstart sustainability planning in the City of Birmingham by helping to formulate the City’s goals and objectives as it relates to a sustainability and climate action plan. The work of the ESC will include a greenhouse gas emissions inventory to set a baseline and develop greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, as well as to oversee the creation of a sustainability and climate action plan.
The ESC consists of nine regular members appointed by the City Commission. A majority of the members shall have a clearly demonstrated knowledge of environmental sustainability. When available, preferred qualifications/areas of professional expertise include: energy, equity, civil/construction engineering, water quality, environmental engineering/consulting/law, recycling and solid waste. Staff from the Manager’s Office, Department of Public Services, Engineering and Planning Departments will serve as ex-officio members of the committee.