- Strategic Director of Environment and Development Services to report.
Councillor Wyatt, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, introduced a report by the Strategic Director of Environment and Development Services, highlighting changes to the Council’s Environment and Climate Change and proposing the signing up to the ‘Climate Local’ commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and improving the environment.
Rotherham Council approved the Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in August, 2011. A number of significant changes including new legislation, Council restructure and economic situation had resulted in the requirement to review and update the Strategy and Action Plan.
‘Climate Local’ was a Local Government Association initiative that commits local authorities signing up to the initiative to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the effects of the changing climate.
Resolved:- (1) That the revised Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan be endorsed.
(2) That the Council commit and sign up to the Local Government Association Climate Local Scheme.