Notice of a public meeting of

Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee



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



Tuesday, 9 March 2021



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 8 December 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 5:00pm on Friday 5 March 2021.



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4.          Carbon Literacy Training 

(Pages 7 - 12)


The report sets out the proposal for introducing climate literacy training to City of York Council.





5.          York's Tree Canopy Expansion Target 

(Pages 13 - 28)


This report updates the Committee on York’s tree canopy expansion target.





6.          Establishing Key Performance Indicators to drive a Zero Carbon  Roadmap for York 

(Pages 29 - 62)


Following the December Climate Change and Policy Scrutiny Committee meeting, Agenda Item 6, York Climate Commission, Members are asked to review the section on Targets and Key Performance Indicators and the Net Zero Roadmaps to establish a better understanding of how these indicators will support the zero carbon roadmap for York.





7.          Work Plan 2020/21 

(Pages 63 - 64)


To consider the Draft Work Plan for 2020-21.








8.          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 Democracy 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.