Issue - meetings

Establishment of an Environment and Sustainability Cross-Party Member Working Group

Meeting: 19/10/2021 - Environment and Safe Communities Committee (Item 11)

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This report recommends the establishment of a cross-party Member Working Group to oversee the implementation of the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)          Approve the terms of reference for the Working Group as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

(2)          Agree to the appointment of members to the Working Group and a Chair as set out in paragraph 2.5 of the report.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report recommending the establishment of a cross-party Member Working Group to oversee the implementation of the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan.

The Committee considered the following matters:

a)            Correction to paragraph 2.5 of the report. The Chair informed the Committee of a correction to paragraph 2.5 of the report to read “minority parties” rather than “minority groups”.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)          Approve the terms of reference for the Working Group as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, subject to the following amendment to the wording of point 4 of the Role of Group contained within the Terms of Reference:

“To monitor and review actions to the Council to deliver the climate change priorities set out in the Annual Plan 2022-23.”

(2)          Agree to the appointment of members to the Working Group and a Chair as set out in paragraph 2.5 of the report.

 

Councillor Steven McCormick requested that the Minutes for this item record his concern that the Annual Plan had superseded the Climate Change Action Plan.