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Cabinet Decision: 27th November 2013
Title of Item/Report
Green Vision
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that outlined the need for a Council ‘Green Vision’ for a low-carbon future in order to meet longer term national and international targets, for a low-carbon economy, and for a community and services that were resilient to the impacts of climate change. It outlined the Council’s leadership role which would be embedded in the Council Plan for 2014-17 for achieving the green vision across a number of sectors towards achieving the adoption of the Local Government Association’s ‘Climate Local’ framework for reporting on progress and action plans.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The proposed statement of ambition for a ‘Green Vision’ 2050 and the approach to providing the detail and targets towards achievement be endorsed.

2. The authority signs up to the Local Government Association’s ‘Climate Local’ Framework and subsequently set up an associated ‘Climate Stockton-on-Tees’ reporting mechanism.

3. Appropriate action plans with robust targets be set as part of the existing service planning arrangements that will ensure delivery of the green vision policy themes.

4. The aspiration of achieving a net carbon neutral status for assets and services by 2030 be agreed.
Reasons for the Decision
There are significant pressures facing the local community and Council services in the future arising from the impacts of climate change, international regulation, energy costs, energy security, population growth, waste management and resource availability. The Green Vision describes what is needed for a resilient, efficient and prosperous future for the Borough over the next 35 years.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial in respect of agenda item 11 - A Green Vision for Stockton 2050 as he was a Member of Tristar Board.
Details of any Dispensations
None
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Thursday, 5th December 2013
Attachment

Date of Publication: 29 November 2013


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