Notice of a public meeting of


Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee



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



Tuesday, 8 December 2020



5.30 pm



Remote Meeting






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 - 6)


To approve and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 10 March 2020.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Friday 4 December 2020.


To register to speak please visit to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.  


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4.          Climate Change Strategy 

(Pages 7 - 20)


The Head of Carbon of Reduction will be in attendance to give a presentation on the Climate Change Strategy.




5.          York Emissions Reporting & Carbon Neutral Ambition 

(Pages 21 - 28)


The committee are presented with a report detailing the work undertaken to report on the carbon emissions of City of York Council to date.




6.          York Climate Commission 

(Pages 29 - 72)


The committee will receive a report from the Head of Carbon Reduction on the creation of the York Climate Commission.






7.          Urgent Business 



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




Democracy Officer:


Name:        Chris Elliott

Telephone: (01904) 553631





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.