Decision Maker: Environment Policy Development Group, Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive budget options for Climate
Investment as recommended by the Net Zero Advisory Group
Following a *report of the Climate and Sustainability Specialist, the Environment Policy Development Group had made the following recommendation: that the potential additional budget requirements linked to the climate investment opportunities as set out in Annex 1 and 2 of the report be considered.
The Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change outlined the contents of the report highlighting the work of the Net Zero Advisory Group and the aspirations that had come forward from the Policy Development Group which would all be considered as part of the climate change road map
Consideration was given to:
· Schemes that were contained within the Capital Programme in the Medium Term Financial Plan and the possibility of further schemes as highlighted within the report, some of which were set out in the 2022/23 capital programme and the need to continue to bid for funding opportunities; and
· Whether the budget was being used effectively to support the Council’s ambitions for carbon neutrality.
RESOLVED that the Environment PDG be thanked for providing a prioritised listing of climate investment opportunities which would be utilised when allocating any additional internal resources or when considering successful external funding bids that may be secured during 2022/23 and in future years.
(Proposed by Cllr C R Slade and seconded by Cllr B A Moore)
Reason for the decision – The list of aspirations was felt to be useful in providing a roadmap for future schemes that could be delivered when funding was available.
Note *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Andrew Busby
Publication date: 04/02/2022
Date of decision: 01/02/2022
Decided at meeting: 01/02/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 09/02/2022