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
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
This decision has been called in by:
- Councillor Tony Cox who writes for consideration by Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Meg Davidson who writes for consideration by Place Scrutiny Committee"