Notice of a public meeting of


Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee



Councillors Vassie (Chair), Baker (Vice-Chair), S Barnes, Fisher, Hook, D Myers and Wann



Tuesday, 10 March 2020



5.30 pm



The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)






1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 4)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2020.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on 9 March 2020. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee. To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

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4.          One Planet York Update 

(Pages 5 - 20)


To receive an update report from One Planet York, as previously requested by the committee.




5.          Renewing City of York Council's Pledge to Covenant of Mayors 

(Pages 21 - 28)


This report outlines the recommended next steps for renewing City of York Council’s commitment to the Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate Change, as agreed by Full Council in January 2020.




6.          Responsible Investment 

(Pages 29 - 34)


This report sets out the current position on the investments of the council and of the North Yorkshire Pension Fund to ensure funds are invested responsibly, and outlines the statutory regulations covering the investment of council funds and the work already carried out in this area by other committees, including Audit & Governance Committee and Executive.




7.          Sustainable Procurement 

(Pages 35 - 52)


This report outlines the current Procurement Strategy and the process for updating the strategy over the coming months, with particular regard to optimising the opportunities for delivering social value and ensuring long term sustainability.




8.          Work Plan 2019/20 

(Pages 53 - 56)


To consider the committee’s work plan for 2019-20.




9.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.





Democracy Officer:


Name:        Robert Flintoft

Telephone: (01904) 555704






For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.