Climate Emergency Advisory Committee
Thursday, 19 September 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE

Contact: Paul Bateman, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item



To appoint a vice chairman of the committee.


Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman and general housekeeping matters.


Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members.


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.


Urgent business

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent.


Public Participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak.


Options for the Future and next steps pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To consider a report by the Insight and Policy Manager which covers the following issues;


·         Possible target option recommendations to the Cabinet

·         to review climate emergency work programme proposals, including further exploration where required

·         the commissioning of expertise to define and validate energy consumption in the council and district

·         establishing a communications plan

·         commissioning work by officers


Scene-Setting and Background pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To consider the report by the Insight and Policy Manager, which is a supporting document/appendix to the report ‘Climate Emergency: Options and Next Steps’ (Item 7).


The appendix deals with the following;


·         The national and international context

·         South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) history of activity up until December 2018

·         Current projects January 2019 to date

·         ‘Business as usual’ regarding council activity to reduce energy usage and carbon dioxide and equivalent (CO2e) emissions


Terms of Reference of the Committee

To note that the Committee’s Terms of Reference will be reviewed as part of the wider constitutional review work being undertaken in Autumn 2019.


Recommendations to Cabinet

The committee are requested to consider the form and content of recommendations for action to the Cabinet, in respect of targets for adoption.


Exclusion of the public

To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i) it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and (ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information



Crowmarsh Council Offices Project - Sustainability Options

To consider a report on sustainability options for the Crowmarsh project for the new council buildings.