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Decision details

Climate Change - City Council Carbon Management Action Plan - FEB20/CAB/78

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet endorsement of a ‘Peterborough City Council Carbon Management Action Plan’ (Council-CMAP) and seek Cabinet approval to recommend the Council-CMAP to Council.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to endorse the Peterborough City Carbon Management Action Plan (Council-CMAP) and recommend to Council:


1.    That it adopts the Council-CMAP at its meeting of 4 March 2020, subject to the addition of a Parish Council representative on the Climate Change Member Working Group.

2.    That delegation be given to the Executive Director of Place and Economy to undertake any presentational, factual or other minor amendments to the Council-CMAP before it is published, provided such amendments do not materially amend the content of the Council-CMAP. 


Reasons for the decision:

The council has already committed to the principle of preparing an ‘Action Plan’ by March 2020 (via the unanimously agreed Motion of July 2019). The precise content of such an Action Plan as recommended for approval has been developed by officers, working with the Member Working Group, and has taken account of reasonable and viable options for the council to cut its carbon emissions.

Alternative options considered:

The option of not preparing an Action Plan is dismissed, because Council has already committed in principle to its preparation.


Alternative content within the Action Plan could have been prepared and recommended, which could have committed more, less or different projects to reduce the council’s carbon emissions. However, in order to start to reduce our emissions to net-zero by 2030, yet take account of the resources available, the content of the action plan is deemed a reasonable and practical set of actions, especially for the next 12 months.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Motion approved available via the Minutes of July 2019 meeting, available here:


Publication date: 03/02/2020

Date of decision: 03/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Accompanying Documents:



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