Environment Committee

Protecting our Enviroment

In an era where Government is lifting all things Environmental up the political agenda, “Protecting and Valuing our Environment” is one of its five Common Strategic Priorities, it is essential through the Environment Committee of Chamber engages not only with the broad Chamber membership but with the appropriate areas of Government as all sorts of issues and policies will inevitably have huge impacts on each individual and organisation.

The island is currently in the middle of a full consultation on the next iteration of a much more broadly based Island Plan and the States Assembly has declared in May 2019 a “Climate Emergency” and adopted a proposition for Jersey to become “Carbon Neutral” by 2030. To this end a Carbon Neutral Strategy and a Sustainable Transport Policy were lodged at the turn of the year which are due to be debated by the Assembly shortly. Other policies and initiatives are also inevitably going to be brought forward in short measure.

Meet our Chair

Jim Hopley

Jim Hopley

Chair Environment Committee

Jim has resided in Jersey since 1979. He retired in 2011 after a forty-year career in retailing from the position of Chief Executive of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society, one of the Island's largest commercial organisations and the first business to be given the Environment accolade at the Jersey Enterprise Awards (2010).

He is a graduate of Nottingham University with a joint-honours degree in Economics / Economic History and the holder of a number of management qualifications.

Before assuming the role of Chair of Chamber's Sustainable Business Forum, Jim sat on this committee, along with the Retail Committee where he fronted involvement with the authorities on a number of issues including Sunday Trading, GST and the proposed new Licensing Law.

Jim acts as Chamber’s Special Advisor on matters relating to Sustainable Business and the Voluntary and Community Sector and sits on a multitude of committees and boards holding a variety of offices and involvements.


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