This report requested that the Cabinet agree to adopt the Climate Change Action Plan, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report. Development of the Strategy had followed the Council having declared a Climate Change Emergency in April 2019 and committing to establishing a clear action plan for Medway to deal with climate change, setting out an achievable and clear timeline.
The report also provided an overview of the Medway Net Zero Carbon – Baseline and Pathway Report, which had been commissioned so that the Council could understand its current carbon footprint and how it could reduce its emissions by 2050. This provided the evidence base which underpinned the draft Climate Change Action Plan, setting out a series of interventions to reduce the Council’s emissions by 95% by 2050.
A Diversity Impact Assessment had been carried out and was set out at Appendix 3 to the report.
The Cabinet agreed to adopt the current Climate Change Action Plan as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.
The Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services, to establish arrangements for oversight of the Climate Change engagement and consultation programme as the next phase of activity.
To support and uphold the Climate Emergency declaration and action against the net zero carbon targets.