Issue details

Climate & Environment Strategy

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant impact on communities or those working in two or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/08/2021

Decision due: 9 Sep 2021 by Cabinet

Lead director: Strategic Manager - Waste and Environment

Contact: Holly Jones.


The Environment and Sustainability forums has operated since the 2019 full council declaration of a Climate Emergency as an open public forum to consult on the emerging strategy and feedback to the Tash and Finish Group for Climate Strategy.

The drafts of the report have been reviewed as they have progressed in two public meetings of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Regeneration and Neighbourhoods.

It has further been consulted upon with an internal officer groups across the directorates.

The Environment and Sustainability Forum will continue as an open public forum to discuss progress and enable actions feeding into all annual reviews of the Strategy.


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