To consider the findings of the Climate Emergency Action Plan Panel (20 minutes)
Consideration was given to a report of the Lead Member of the Climate Emergency Action Plan Panel. The overall aim of the Panel was to establish content to be considered for inclusion in the next iteration of the Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP).
The Panel considered 5 subject areas; Buildings and Energy; Transport and Travel; Suppliers and Consumption; Capture and Adaptation and Influencing Behaviours. The report identified the individual topics within the subject headings together with a recommendation for action and links to the Climate Emergency Action Plan (2020).
It was suggested that access to the Climate Emergency web pages should be more prominent on the website. The Head of Innovation and Strategy explained that the whole website was being reviewed.
The Chairman thanked the Lead Member on behalf of the Committee for the considerable effort that he had put into the panel and its concluding report.
1. That the first review of the Climate Emergency Action Plan is published in Q1 2022 and includes the items listed in section 3.3 of this report.
2. That the 2022 review includes an aspirational target of 2035 for TVBC operations to achieve carbon neutrality.
3. That the 2022 review includes an aspirational target of 2040 for defined parts of the local community and economy to achieve carbon neutrality, as influenced and supported by the Council. (It is noted that this target is dependent upon agreed measures being available before that date).
4. That subsequent CEAP reviews are published every two years, between now and 2034. And that progress updates are published in the intervening years (as has happened in 2021).
5. That a presentation of this report is made to all members.