Decision details

Climate Change Strategic Development Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


An update for Cabinet on the delivery of the County Council's Climate Change Action Plan.


“Climate change is a huge issue which impacts all of us, both now and in the future. It is crucial that we take steps now to tackle climate change and its effects, so we can all look forward to a greener future for the county.


This framework reflects on the work we have done so far to tackle climate change in the county and sets out how we will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Everyone can play their part in reducing our carbon emissions. This will take years, not months, but I am confident that with all of our services taking action, and through our work with partners and the wider community, we will be able to reach this target”.


Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Council’s proposed Climate Change Strategic Development Framework which sets out, in simple terms, the Authority’s approach to the complex challenge of achieving net carbon zero which is a legal requirement set by government in May 2019.


Decision – (a) That (subject to any final minor changes required by the Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change) the Authority’s Climate Change Strategic Development Framework document be noted and approved.


(b) That the progress that has been made in reducing the Authority’s carbon emissions since 1991 be noted.


(c) That the significant positive carbon reduction that has been made on the Authority’s own carbon emissions since the declaration of the Climate Change Emergency in July 2019 be noted.

Report author: Tim Cooper

Publication date: 18/02/2021

Date of decision: 17/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/02/2021

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