Decision details

Annual Report on the Climate Emergency

Reference: D52762

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Further to Minute No. 134, 7th January 2020, the Director of Resources and Housing submitted a report providing an update on the progress being made towards reducing emissions at both a national and local level, setting out key actions that have been undertaken. The report also reflected upon the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on both emissions and how the road to recovery can be founded in the green economy.


Members discussed the range of zero emission targets that existed locally, nationally and internationally, with the actions being taken in Leeds being noted and it was also acknowledged that whilst Leeds would continue to work to address the Climate Emergency, matters such as the alignment of zero emission targets remained the subject of ongoing discussion.


Responding to a Member’s enquiries, the Board was provided with further detail regarding the proposed development of a Domestic Energy Strategy and how Members would be involved in that process. Details were also provided to the Board on the engagement and communications work being undertaken with communities in this area.



(a)  That the intention to report on the Council’s scope 3 emissions in the next annual report, in line with the climate commission’s proposed approach for the city, be noted;


(b)  That the intention to bring a domestic energy strategy to Executive Board in summer 2021, be noted.


Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 10/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/02/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 20/02/2021

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