Decision details

Climate Change Gap Analysis of progress towards Carbon Neutral 2030

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to recommendation OS 24/11 of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of 25 January 2024 in respect of the progress being made towards Carbon Neutral 2030.


Cabinet had due regard to the views of the Scrutiny Select Committee, the financial and value for money considerations and legal implications and recognised that whilst good progress had initially been made by the Borough Council in reducing emissions the total emissions from the organisations estate and operations were no longer reducing.  The difficulties associated with achieving carbon neutral by 2030 were also recognised.




(1)         climate change be included as a mandatory heading for all Committee and Scrutiny Select Committee report templates (as set out in 1.3.5 to 1.3.8);


(2)         an assessment of the potential of each Directorate and Portfolio to contribute to achieving carbon neutral by 2030 should be carried out (as set out in 1.3.9 and 1.3.10);


(3)         the 2024/25 climate change action plan be prepared with significant further ambition and new commitments (as set out in 1.3.11); and


(4)         the corporate climate change function support teams in the delivery of recommended actions.



Publication date: 15/02/2024

Date of decision: 13/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 13/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/02/2024

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