Decision details

Climate & Environment Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In response to 2018’s IPCC report and the increase in public calls for climate action following publication of the report, the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) declared a climate emergency in July 2019[1] and stated an aim of meeting net zero by 2030. These aims will help IWC to not only tackle the climate emergency, but also to help in meeting IWC’s priorities of preserving our environment, delivering economic growth, protecting our community, and planning for our future needs.


Option 1: Agree to adopt and support the Climate Change and Environment Strategy and Action Plan with the following commitments:


(a)  The aim to meet the target dates, as set out in the Strategy, to be net-carbon zero:


                  as a council by 2030,

                  across the school estate by 2035 and

                  as an Island by 2040;


(b)  To provide for the required staff resources to manage the co-ordination and the delivery of the Action Plan, of £94,314 (through the 2021/22 budget process).


(c)   The resources already committed within existing council service plans and budgets.


(d)  The development of business cases, applications for grants and other external funding for future projects to fulfil other council and community led actions.


(e)  A full Strategy review and update, for publication every two years.


(f)    The Action Plan is reviewed as and when required and in the first instance within the first nine months.


(g)  The delegation to commence the projects within the Action Plan, subject to available resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste.

Report author: Holly Jones

Publication date: 13/09/2021

Date of decision: 09/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 21/09/2021

Call-in deadline date: 20/09/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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