Decision details

Report on the County Council's progress in becoming a carbon neutral council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The agreed Notice of Motion covering ESCC’s declaration of a climate emergency committed the County Council to: report annually on its progress towards the target of achieving carbon neutrality from its activities as soon as possible and in any event by 2050.


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

20.2     It was RESOLVED to note the progress report.


20.3        The Council has recognised the severity of the climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency, by setting a clear science-based target and by committing an additional £9.9m of funding up to March 2025 to cutting corporate carbon emissions. 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 will continue to be undertaken. This report sets out the further progress made during 2022-23.


Publication date: 29/09/2023

Date of decision: 28/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2023

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