Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:
1. Endorse the 2023 Council Climate Change Action Plan; and
2. Recommend that Full Council adopts the 2023 Council Climate Change Action Plan.
The Council has previously committed to the action of preparing an updated Council Climate Change Action Plan.
The 2023 Council Climate Change Action Plan was supported by the Climate Change and Environment Scrutiny Committee in February 2023.
The Action Plan has been developed by officers and has taken account of reasonable and viable options for the Council to cut its carbon emissions.
The option of not preparing a Council Climate Change Action Plan is dismissed, because the 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 additional, fewer, 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 for the next 12 months.
Peterborough City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency, July 2019
Council Carbon Management Action Plan, March 2020
Council Carbon Management Action Plan, March 2021
Council Climate Change Action Plan, June 2022
Publication date: 19/06/2023
Date of decision: 19/06/2023
Decided at meeting: 19/06/2023 - Cabinet