Decision details

H&F Climate and Ecology Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This paper presents the council’s draft Climate and Ecology Strategy for cabinet approval. The strategy responds to the council’s declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency in July 2019, and is the proposed approach to meet the council’s target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions within the borough by 2030.

Decision:

AGREED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE CABINET MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

1.     To approve the strategy and action plan.

 

2.     To note the significant investment required to achieve net zero, in excess of £2bn for the whole borough, and that delivery of the strategy is dependent on substantial external financing.

 

3.     To note the importance of a green economic recovery to support this transition.

 

4.     To note the complexity of delivering a major programme to decarbonise the council’s buildings and other assets.

 

Report author: Jim Cunningham

Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 06/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/09/2021

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