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Decision details

Responding to the Climate Emergency

Decision Maker: Council, Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report will set out the current emissions baseline for the council and the borough, detail the actions the Council will need to take to address the climate emergency and make an assessment of the additional resources that will be needed to deliver the plan.


The report will be considered first by Full Council for comment and feedback on the findings and recommendations.  Cabinet will then receive the report, together with feedback from the Council, for consideration and approval of the recommendations.

The policy implications of the findings and recommendations are currently unknown.




1.    the findings of the ‘Carbon Neutral Cheltenham – Leadership through Stewardship’ report and its associated roadmap be considered and endorsed;

2.    provision be made in the 2020/2021 budget to make the resources available to deliver the 2030 roadmap (section  7 of the report);

3.    the resources needed to deliver the actions required to meet the 2030 carbon neutrality targets be considered, prioritised and identified;

4.    an annual reporting process be developed to effectively track progress;

5.    authority be delegated to the Executive Director People & Change and the Director of Environment, to develop the roadmap into a realistic action plan for project delivery, with appropriate business case development taking account of the impact on the Council’s financial position.

Contact: Darren Knight, Executive Director-People and Change Email: Email: Email:

Report author: Gill Morris

Publication date: 07/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/11/2019

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