To consider the head of policy and programmes’ report.
Cabinet considered the head of policy and programmes’ report on a climate action plan. The report set out the plan’s development process and sought Cabinet’s approval to adopt and implement the plan. The Climate and Ecological Emergencies Advisory Committee had recommended the plan’s adoption; the committee’s chair updated Cabinet. The committee’s suggestions had been included in the report.
Cabinet welcomed the plan, noting that it set out how the council would work towards its target of being a carbon neutral council by 2025. It supported the work of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership and the work of local environmental groups. It was a ‘live’ plan, which would be updated to adapt to changing circumstances. A progress monitoring report would be produced every quarter and adjustments to the plan would be recommended as appropriate. The plan would be a web-based document to allow for timely updates. Cabinet also welcomed the inclusion of a budget to implement the plan.
Cabinet thanked all councillors and officers involved in the development, monitoring and implementation of the plan.
RESOLVED: to note the development of and approve the Climate Action Plan for adoption and implementation.