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York Climate Commission

Meeting: 16/12/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change (Item 13)

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This report proposes the creation of a York Climate Commission (the Commission) and requests that the Executive Member approve establishment of the Commission.

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      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.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the option to approve the establishment of a York Climate Commission. She highlighted that she was pleased with the speed at which York had acted to prepare for the creation of a Climate Commission and agreed that the collaborative work between the public, private, and civic sectors in York would play an important role in York reaching its aim of net carbon zero by 2030.   

 

It was noted that the Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee had considered the proposal for the establishment of a York Climate Commission prior to a decision being made and recommended that Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change chair the Commission for an initial period that would not exceed 12 months from formation. At which point, the Chair would be appointed from amongst the other Commission members, with the Executive then taking up the role of Vice-chair. The Executive Member thanked the Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee for their pre-decision scrutiny work leading to this decision.

 

Resolved:

 

                      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.


 

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