Decision details

Developing a Zero Carbon Strategy for the Council and the Borough and Declaration of Climate Emergency (Cab.18.9.2019/9)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Full Council – 26 September 2019




(i)        the Council declare a Climate Emergency to support the transition to a zero carbon Council and Borough;


(ii)       that the Council endorses the existing commitment set out in the Energy Strategy 2015-2025 to be zero carbon by 2040 with the aim of achieving this by 2035 or earlier if practicable;


(iii)      that approval be given to the carbon reduction targets set for the Council’s own activities, Zero40 (as detailed in Section 5.4) and for the wider Borough, Zero45 (as described in Section 6.2) be adopted as Key Corporate Indicators.  That these targets be reviewed on an annual basis following development of Strategic Energy Action Plans with the aim of achieving zero carbon at an earlier date if practicable;


(iv)      that a programme be developed of funded five year Strategic Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) as set out in Section 5.4 of the report;


(v)       that a Place Leadership role be adopted in delivering zero carbon through the Zero40 and Zero45 approach as set out in Sections 5 and 6 of the report; and


(vi)      that a Zero 40 Zero 45 Feasibility and Enabling Fund be established to facilitate project development.

Publication date: 24/09/2019

Date of decision: 18/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/09/2019 - Cabinet

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