Report from the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment.
1. Approve the Climate Change Action Plan in Appendix 2 including nature crisis and adaptation actions, noting the key achievements and opportunities summarised in Appendix 1 and sections 2 and 5 of this report.
2. Approve the Single Use Plastic Action Plan in Appendix 4.
Consideration was given to the report which identified opportunities for joint action on the climate and nature crises in 2023 and expanded the programme’s remit to include climate change adaptation and cohesion with a nature restoration programme.
The Council declared a climate emergency in October 2019. The report covered three main areas, it showed progress made, the actions around decarbonisation and single use plastic.
Key actions for next year included the decarbonisation and retrofitting of the Council’s housing stock. Along with further actions on single use plastics including training for staff. More vehicle charging points and the role out of carbon literacy training. A medium and long term action plan would be developed.
This report had been considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board as part of the pre-decision scrutiny process. The Board fully supported the recommendations including an additional recommendation regarding the ‘Bin App’ which was seeking that, details of the uptake of the Bin App be circulated to members of OSMB. It was clarified that this information had already been provided.
Resolved: That Cabinet: