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Climate Change Declaration Update

Meeting: 18/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 94)

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(Report of the Leader of the Council)

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The Leader of the Council presented the report which:


1.     updated Cabinet on progress delivering the Climate Emergency which was declared at the Full Council meeting on the 19th November 2019; and

  1. provided a road map that would meet the Council’s target of becoming net-zero carbon for its activities by 2050 with an aspiration to achieve 2030 should the council be financially able to do so.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:


  1. approved the release of contingency money to deliver Step 1 in the approach outlined in the report;
  2. approved the procurement and appointment of a specialist;
  3. agreed that once full council had elected a new Leader, at its meeting on 23 February 2021, to take leadership on 1 March 2021, Councillor D Cook write to the new Leader to recommend and supporting scrutiny’s recommendation that we designate a portfolio lead for climate change and that portfolio lead also has a member champion and that we also then look to let the portfolio lead and member champion form a working group to meet the aspirations of scrutiny and look to consult with the public; and
  4. approved the recommendation to report back to Cabinet and the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee on the outcomes of Stage 1, when ready.


(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor M Cook)