Decision details

Annual Progress Report on East Sussex County Council’s Climate Emergency Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

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

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the annual report on the Council's progress towards becoming carbon neutral.


17.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport and the Chief Operating Officer.


17.2     It was RESOLVED to note the progress that has been achieved to date against the agreed action plan and the Scrutiny review recommendations in relation to carbon neutrality.




17.3        The Council has recognised the severity of the climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency and setting a clear and evidence-based trajectory towards net zero from its activities. The scale of the Council’s functions and the diversity of providers the Council works with makes this a complex and substantial task. Significant work has already been undertaken to reduce emissions and this has been built upon by the Climate Emergency Action Plan which is driving the next phase and has been further informed by the recent Scrutiny Review. This progress report sets out what has been achieved to date against the agreed Action Plan and the Scrutiny review recommendations.


Report author: Andy Arnold

Publication date: 30/09/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Cabinet

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