Issue - meetings

Climate Emergency

Meeting: 25/03/2021 - Council (Item 61)

61 Gateshead Climate Change Emergency and Environmental Audit pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of an environmental policy for Gateshead Council.



That the Environmental Policy, at Appendix 5 of the report, be approved.


Meeting: 23/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 96)

96 Gateshead Climate Change Emergency and Environmental Audit pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Economy, Innovation and Growth

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Consideration has been given to an update of activity in response to the Climate Emergency Declaration made by Council on 23 May 2019.






That the findings of the independent environmental audit of the Council’s activities, including the Council being awarded the silver level accreditation using the Investors in the Environment assessment framework be noted.






That the Council be recommended to approve the Environmental Policy as set out in appendix 5 to the report.






That the publication of the Audit report and a Council Action Plan setting out the actions necessary for the Council to meet zero carbon be approved.






That the development of a programme of community and business engagement that may be implemented when conditions allow be approved.




The above decisions have been made for the following reasons:






To recognise the significant progress made by the Council in minimising its carbon emissions and environmental impact, and the opportunities for further improvement.






To establish an up-to-date and comprehensive environmental policy that reflects the Council’s ecological and climate change ambitions, and guides the actions taken in response to the Climate Emergency.






To provide transparency to the public on the Council’s actions being taken to meet zero carbon.






To support engagement with our partners and the wider community that will ensure a Gateshead-wide approach is taken.