Decision details

Report on Carbon Emissions

Decision Maker: Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The partnership considered the report setting out progress against the Oxfordshire Climate Local commitment to reduce carbon emissions by three per cent year on year against a 2010/11 baseline.


Members noted that measurements of CO2 and greenhouses gases were not directly comparable and that the figures reported across years and between councils were not like-for-like. Clear standards for measurement and reporting should be agreed and used by all partner councils to allow comparisons.


Members were pleased to see an overall reduction in CO2 emissions close to or at the target across the partner councils over the two years.


The partnership agreed:

1.      to request details of how South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse district council had reduced their CO2 emissions;

2.      to agree a standard method of calculation and measuring CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions across the county to allow direct comparisons;

3.      to note the report and progress made.

Publication date: 04/12/2013

Date of decision: 01/11/2013

Decided at meeting: 01/11/2013 - Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

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