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Climate Change Action Plan Refresh and Carbon Emissions Report

Meeting: 05/07/2022 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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This report set out that in June 2021, Cabinet had approved the Council’s first Climate Change Action Plan. The publication of the Action Plan had supported the Council’s declaration of a climate change emergency in 2019 and acknowledged the role of the Council, along with its partners and communities, in achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Action Plan included a commitment to report annually on the Council’s carbon emissions. 


The report set out the progress made so far against the Climate Change Action Plan and provided an update on government policies which supported climate action; revisions to the Action Plan; the Council’s annual carbon emissions for 2020/21 and progress against the First Carbon Budget and; an overview of priorities for the next year.


The report was accompanied by a Diversity Impact Assessment at Appendix 7 to the report.








The Cabinet agreed to adopt the refreshed Climate Change Action Plan as set out at Appendix 4 to the report.



The Cabinet noted the Annual Carbon Emissions Report as set out at Appendix 6 to the report.





To support and uphold the Climate Emergency declaration and continued action against the net zero carbon targets.