UK100 is a network of local government leaders focused on tackling the climate emergency through the promotion of rapid action across a spectrum of climate change mitigation and adaptation work. This report seeks Cabinet approval to join UK100.
Cabinet Portfolio Holder: Councillor Heather Timms
Councillor Heather Timms stated that was pleased to be able to introduce the report. She explained that UK100 is a nationwide network that will allow the council to access information and expertise regarding environmental matters. Local targets will be developed around environment and climate change, Joining UK100 shows the commitment of the council to addressing climate change she concluded.
Councillor Judy Falp welcomed the initiative but counselled that it should not just be a talking shop. Councillor Izzi Seccombe responded stating that that would not be the case.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse congratulated the council in joining UK100.
In closing Councillor Timms cited a number of climate related initiatives being supported by the council. These included Green Shoots, Switch and Save and electric vehicle charging point installation.
1. Agrees that the Council joins UK100, by signing up to the UK100 pledge set out in the Appendix.
2. Adopts and merges the targets and actions set out in the UK100 pledge with those already agreed by Cabinet at its meeting on the 30thJanuary 2020 and adopted by Council in the Council Plan on the 18thFebruary 2020, and develops detailed and costed action plans for these, to be agreed and managed as part of the Council’s Climate Change Programme.