Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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.
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