Decision details

Notice of Motion report back: Reducing carbon emissions (Minute 827)

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposed: Councillor Dixey, Seconded: Councillor Eden-Green


“Climate change is possibly the most serious threat that this planet has ever faced.  The evidence is no unequivocal.  The recent intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report R15 sets goals for reducing carbon emissions in order to prevent catastrophic climate warming.


To support these goals, this council will:

·         Make reducing carbon emissions a priority for the council;

·         Commit the council to formulating and enacting a strategy for tackling greenhouse gases at a local level; and

·         Review all existing policies, strategies and procedures in the light of these new objectives.”


Requested by the Policy and Resources Committee at its meeting in April 2019.


The Council note the responses to the Notice of Motion by the Policy and Resources Committee at Minute No. 827 (2018/19).

Publication date: 20/05/2019

Date of decision: 25/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/04/2019 - Council