Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A joint communications plan has been developed
with the Staffordshire Sustainability Board in conjunction with all
district and borough councils to help residents to reduce their
carbon emissions. During 2023, several joint activities have been
planned across the county to promote national awareness days,
increase residents carbon literacy, run local events and launch a
consultation to hear our residents’ thoughts on climate
change and the barriers they face to be greener.
“We are on a mission to make Staffordshire sustainable. Engaging with our people about climate change is key to reducing the county’s carbon emissions and reaching our net zero target.
As a local authority we are only responsible for a small proportion of carbon emissions in the county, but our position allows us to set an example, raise awareness and inspire people to make more sustainable choices.
This joint communications plan will help us to share clear, consistent messages with our residents, businesses and communities about the climate change challenge and how they can make an impact.
We achieve much more by working together. Working closely with our local authority colleagues and collaboratively with our residents, communities, and businesses, we can really make a big difference.”
Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the joint Staffordshire Sustainability Board Communications Plan 2023 which has been developed with the Staffordshire Sustainability Board in conjunction with all district and borough councils to help residents to reduce their carbon emissions.
Decision – (a) That the progress of the Staffordshire Sustainability Board in developing a unified 2023 programme of activity across the county and eight district and borough councils, to tackle climate change and work towards our net zero targets, be noted.
(b) That the Staffordshire Sustainability Board joint communications plan (attached as Appendix 1 to the report), which sets out our 12-month programme of climate change awareness-raising and behaviour change activity, be approved.
Report author: Rose Hampton
Publication date: 19/01/2023
Date of decision: 18/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/01/2023