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 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
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