Issue - meetings

Glos. Climate Change Strategy Second Annual Report & Action Plan 2022/23 to 2026/27

Meeting: 22/12/2021 - Cabinet (Item 9)

9 Glos. Climate Change Strategy Second Annual Report & Action Plan 2022/23 - 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Decision:

Cllr David Gray provided an annual update of progress with the Gloucestershire Climate Change Strategy and to seek approval of the action plan 2022-2027.

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Note the overall emissions for the county council and for Gloucestershire outlined in the report and in Annex 1;

 

  • Note the progress and planned key actions outlined in the report and in Annex 2, 3 and 4; and

 

  • Approve the outline five year Action Plan (Annex 4), to be reported to Leadership Gloucestershire’s Countywide Climate Leadership Group.

 

Minutes:

Cllr David Gray provided an annual update of progress with the Gloucestershire Climate Change Strategy and sought approval of the action plan 2022-2027.

 

The report fulfilled Cabinet’s previous commitment to bring an annual update on progress delivering the Gloucestershire Climate Change Strategy and to seek approval for the next phase of the rolling five year action plan.

 

The Council had made significant progress across a range of fronts over the past year including putting climate at the heart of decision making so that the Council’s gross carbon emissions were now 77% lower than they were in 2005. The target was 80% by 2030. He referred to the tree planting programme which was an ambitious target He also detailed investment over £1m to make new schools carbon neutral and securing external funds to enable over 60,000 trees to be planted this season as well as success in staff recruitment hiring a tree project officer.

 

He detailed one amendment on point 18 in the report on page 54 of the papers where the target was to be net zero by 2045 not 2050.

 

Members noted the work that was going on locally regarding tree planting and changing behaviour to help support the green agenda.

 

In relation to build back better, the Cabinet Member was seeking to invest in areas that would help to reduce carbon impact as a community.

 

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Note the overall emissions for the County Council and for Gloucestershire outlined in the report and in Annex 1;

 

  • Note the progress and planned key actions outlined in the report and in Annex 2, 3 and 4; and

 

  • Approve the outline five year Action Plan (Annex 4), to be reported to Leadership Gloucestershire’s Countywide Climate Leadership Group.