Decision details

Climate Change Strategy Update (Engagement, Action Plan, Monitoring and Reporting)

Reference: D298

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to present an update on the Council’s Climate Change Engagement Plan, Action Plan and approach to monitoring and reporting on progress of the delivery of the Council’s Climate Change Strategy: Achieving Net Zero (2021-2025) and overarching carbon reduction targets.

Decisions:

Denise Ludlam, Climate Change Officer introduced the report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, giving an update on the Council’s Climate Change Engagement Plan, Action Plan and approach to monitoring and reporting on progress of the delivery of the Council’s Climate Change Strategy: Achieving Net Zero (2021-2025) and overarching carbon reduction targets.  The report was supported with a presentation made by Ms Ludlum.

 

The Plan set out how the Council would engage with its communities to establish and agree delivery mechanisms and communicate crucial climate messages and information to Derbyshire’s residents and businesses and had been developed and supported by the Corporate Management Team and the Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism and Climate Change, and Leader of the Council, Councillor Barry Lewis.

 

The Action Plan focussed on the priority actions, those that were likely to have the biggest positive impact on emissions reduction and those that required the most immediate action and implementation.  Other projects and initiatives may be added to the Action Plan and monitored accordingly.  The Plan would be reviewed and updated in full on a quarterly basis.

 

Mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress and delivery of the Strategy were detailed.  Progress against a range of Deliverables and Measures within Service Plans were reported on a quarterly basis.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)   Note and support the proposals to engage Derbyshire’s residents and communities in the delivery of the Climate Change Strategy, as set out in the Climate Change Engagement Plan (2021-2025);

 

2)   Support the development and on-going management of an overarching and detailed climate change programme Action Plan; and

 

3)   Note and support the mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress of the delivery of the Strategy and the overarching carbon reduction targets as set out in the report.

 

Report author: Joanna Jackson

Publication date: 16/02/2022

Date of decision: 07/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

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