Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



a)    Cabinet supports the approval of a proposed target of net-zero by 2030 for the Council’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as recommended in the Climate Change Strategy report;


b)    Cabinet also supports the approval of proposals to minimise Scope 3 emissions by 2050, as recommended in the Climate Change Strategy report;


c)    approval of the Climate Change Strategy, Climate Change Action Plan, and Carbon Management Plan, as recommended in the Climate Change Strategy report, be supported and welcomed;


d)    the Council continues to ensure an increase in the number of electric charging points available to the Council and the wider public;


e)    the Council continues its commitment towards the expansion of a greener transport fleet;


f)     the Council continue to invest appropriately in renewable technology opportunities;


g)    low carbon and sustainable procurement across the Council, be promoted;


h)    Cabinet continues to support tree planting schemes throughout Ashfield;


i)     Cabinet continues to support and promote energy saving initiatives to Ashfield residents;


j)     in addition to the Green Rewards Scheme, the Council will continue to consider other targeted recognition initiatives aimed at communities, educational institutions, and businesses to increase innovation, action, and awareness in Ashfield;


k)    work be undertaken with schools and community groups to improve knowledge and understanding of climate change mitigation;


l)     the Council explores the possibility of establishing wildlife friendly verges across the District as part of the Council’s commitment to supporting nature and wildlife;


m)  the Council continues to ensure that local businesses and communities are involved in implementing the key objectives set out within the Climate Change Strategy


n)    it be agreed that Scrutiny Panel B receives an update on implementation and progress of the Climate Change Strategy and associated initiatives, on a bi-annual basis.

Report author: Shane Wright

Publication date: 30/06/2022

Date of decision: 21/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

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