Decision details

Leading the response to the Climate Emergency: Gloucestershire Climate Change Strategy 2019/20 to 2024/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, presented the Draft Climate Change Strategy, including immediate action plan and resource implications for implementation of the strategy. 


Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,




1.    Approve the Immediate Action Plan and endorse the Climate Change Strategy (Annex 1);

2.    Adopt the Gloucestershire Climate Change manifesto (Figure 1) and seek the support of the council’s partners at Leadership Gloucestershire to join the county council’s commitment;

3.    Approve up to £90,000 in-year investment to cover the costs of developing and implementing the strategy and for the staffing and green electricity proposals, from the 2019/20 existing corporate budget;

4.    Subject to the Council approving the £1million Climate Change and Air Quality ‘Action Fund’, to delegate authority to the Director for Economy, Environment & Infrastructure to determine how the Fund will be used to support delivery of the Climate Change Strategy, in consultation with the:


a)    Cabinet Members for Environment & Planning; Finance & Change; Public Health & Communities; and the

b)    Directors of Finance ; Public Health


5.    Note the findings from the public consultation and the feedback from the Gloucestershire Youth Climate Panel (Annex 2)

Report author: Cllr Nigel Moor FRTPI FRSA

Publication date: 20/12/2019

Date of decision: 20/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/01/2020

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