Decision details

Delivering a OnePlanetCouncil

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To provide an update on how the council is working towards becoming a OnePlanetCouncil, including progress towards the new OnePlanetCouncil Policy, new OnePlanetCouncil Action Plan (Phase 1 and Phase 2) and delivery of the new Carbon and Resource Smart Management Plan.

Executive are asked to note the content of the report.


This item will no longer be considered by the Executive Member for Environment at his Decision Session on 28 November 2016. It will now be considered by Executive on 16 March 2017.


Resolved:     That the Executive agree to:


(i)           Approve the use of the One Planet Council Framework and the associated Action Plan (Annex 1 of the report).

(ii)          Approve the ‘Better Decision Making’ tool (Annex 2) for all new proposals going before the Executive (subject to the limitations set out in paragraph 28 of the report).

(iii)        Delegate to the Director of Economy and Place, in conjunction with the Executive Member for the Environment, the making of any revision to the ‘Better Decision Making’ tool following the six month pilot period, as well as the roll-out of the tool for other council decisions.

(iv)        Note the use of the proposed One Planet Council Communication Plan (Annex 3 of the report).


Reason:        (i)      In order to embed sustainability and resilience into council decision-making processes and work towards ‘One Planet Living’, as set out in the Council Plan (2015–19).

                       (ii)      The tool is a fundamental practical step to embedding the One Planet principles into decision-making processes across the Council.

                       (iii)     To validate the proposed changes and enable the One Planet Council Programme to move forward.

                       (iv)    To raise staff awareness of One Planet Council and gain the support of employees from across the Council.

Report author: Jacquie Warren

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 16/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 21/03/2017

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