Decision details

Update to Climate Change Working Group's Terms of Reference - JUL21/CAB/19

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to: 1) recommend that the climate change working group’s terms of reference is updated.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to approve the updated terms of reference for the climate change working group (Appendix 1), subject to the amendment of paragraph 8 to read:


"Five Member representative, or another number as determined by the Leader of the Council, are invited to sit on the Working Group. The political balance of the working group will be reflective of the political proportionality of the Council. Substitutes are permitted. The Chair of the Working Group will be agreed at the first meeting of the group. Appropriate officers will attend meetings of the Working Group."


Reasons for the decision:

In March 2021, Council voted to require evidence gathering sessions of working group meetings to be held in public, unless the subject matter is sensitive in nature. The climate change working group agreed that its terms of reference should reflect this. The revised terms of reference also includes minor changes to the wording elsewhere.

Alternative options considered:

Not altering the terms of reference was considered, but it was deemed necessary to update the document to reflect the recent requirement to hold evidence gathering sessions in public.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Current terms of reference

Publication date: 12/07/2021

Date of decision: 12/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/07/2021

Accompanying Documents: