Decision details

Adoption of Climate Local

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet is being asked to consider the adoption of the Local Government Association (LGA) ‘Climate Local’ as a framework to identify energy opportunities and build climate resilient communities. It is a priority of the Council to use resources more efficiently and effectively and to lessen the impact of our activities on communities and the environment. The adoption of Climate Local is identified in the Council Plan Delivery Plan as one of the actions which could be taken to achieve this priority. If adopted it could enable the council and residents to identify and take action to improve resource efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Decisions:

The Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services presented a report seeking approval for Council to adopt the Local Government Association (LGA) Climate Local Commitment as a framework to identify energy opportunities and build climate resilient communities.

Climate Local was a Local Government Association initiative to drive, inspire and support council action on a changing climate. The initiative supported councils’ efforts both to reduce carbon emissions and also to improve their resilience to the effects of more frequent and severe extreme weather events.  Climate Local supersedes the Nottingham Declaration, to which the Council was a signatory in 2007.

RESOLVED,that the Local Government Association’s Climate Local Initiative be adopted and used as a framework to identify energy opportunities and build climate resilient communities.

 

 

 

PART 2 ITEMS CONSIDERED IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS

Report author: Tim Gale

Publication date: 28/10/2014

Date of decision: 23/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 23/10/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/11/2014

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