Agenda

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 3.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an appeal the press and public will be excluded).

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

2.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1)  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2)  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3)  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-

3.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

4.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2000 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19-20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17th July 2020.

7.

Open Forum

At the discretion of the Chair, a period of up to 15 minutes may be allocated at each ordinary meeting for members of the public to make representations or to ask questions on matters within the terms of reference of the Committee.  No member of the public shall speak for more than five minutes in the Open Forum, except by permission of the Chair.

 

Please note: Members of the public are asked to submit a video of their question or statement to climate.emergency@leeds.gov.uk by 12 p.m. on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

8.

Working Groups Update

To receive a verbal update on the progress of the Committees’ working groups to date.

9.

Climate Action Fund - Community Projects in Leeds pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Democratic Services that introduces a presentation to be delivered by representatives from a partnership of local organisations who have been successful in their bid for funding from the £2.5m National Lottery Climate Action Fund.

10.

Sustainable Food Systems pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Democratic Services that introduces a presentation to be delivered by representatives from UKRI and the Global Food and Environment Institute setting out the action to be taken to develop a climate resilient food system in Leeds that promotes health, sustainability and food security.

11.

Response to the Citizens' Jury's Recommendations pdf icon PDF 504 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources and Housing that provides a formal response to the Citizens’ Jury’s recommendations from the Council’s perspective.

 

(Report to follow)

12.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd October 2020 at 10:30 a.m.