Decision details

Notice of Motion - Climate Change and Southend-on-Sea - A Green City

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At the meeting of Council held on 24th October 2019, Councillors received a Notice of Motion in connection with the Climate Emergency Declaration and the Southend 2050 Green City outcome. The motion was proposed by Councillors Davidson and Bright and supported by 17 other Conservative councillors (this had been referred to Cabinet in accordance with standing order 8.4).




1. That the work that is being undertaken to tackle Climate Change, which will be used to establish the action plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030, be noted.


2. That it be noted that adapting to Climate Change to deal with the impacts of embedded emissions will need to take equal priority with Climate Change mitigation, such as achieving net-zero emissions.


3. That the new Low Carbon and Sustainability Strategy which will be brought forward to 2020 to cover the period 2020-2030, be noted.


4. That the Government (via the LGA) be lobbied with other Local Authorities to ensure that funds are made available to increase the work towards achieving carbon neutral status.


Reason for Decision


To respond to the Notice of Motion


Other Options


The Cabinet could respond to the motion in a different way.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney



Publication date: 08/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/11/2019

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