The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change which provided the second and final annual update on progress of the Council’s first Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP1).
The report also sought agreement for the adoption of the second Climate Emergency Response Plan for the period 2022-24 (CERP2) and to give formal consideration to the introduction of new targets in CERP2, net zero (for copy of report, see file of minutes).
Councillor M Wilkes was full of admiration for the huge amount of work carried out which had culminated in a milestone report which was clear, unambiguous, innovative, and forward thinking.
Councillor R Bell fully supported the proposals set out in the report and explained that there were a number of ‘asks’ from central government within the report, particularly around access to funding.
That the recommendations in the report be approved.