Issue details

Notice of Motion: Reducing carbon emissions (Climate Change)

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 17 Jul 2019 by Policy and Resources Committee

Decision due: 18 Jul 2019 by Council

Considered on: 10 Jul 2019 by Policy and Resources Committee

Department: Community Services

Contact: Josie Newman, Democratic Services Manager Email:


Agenda items

Note posted on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019

MT discussion on 08 January 2019: Ian Brown to prepare a report to P&R in April.