Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change


Wednesday, 16 December 2020




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member Environment and Climate Change  held on Wednesday, 16 December 2020.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.               York Climate Commission




                      i.       Approved the establishment of a York Climate Commission;

                     ii.       Agreed to the Commission’s Terms of Reference, with the amendment that the Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change will chair the Commission for an initial period that will not exceed 12 months from formation. At which point, the Chair will be appointed from amongst the other Commission members, with the Executive member for Environment and Climate Change taking up the role of Vice-chair.


Reason:     To create cross city coordination towards achieving a net carbon zero York by 2030.










5.               York Community Woodland Delivery Pathway




                      i.       Noted the progress made to date;

                     ii.       Reviewed and approved the following:

a) Draft project initiation document (PID);

b) Draft project plan and key milestones;

c) Draft engagement framework and strategy;

d) Communications plan.


Reason:     To create a new woodland for York which will help the city reach net zero carbon by 2030.