Climate Emergency Advisory Committee
Monday, 18th January, 2021 10.00 am

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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)


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:-


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)


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.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.


Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meetings held 22nd October and 15th December 2020.  

Additional documents:


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 by 4 p.m. on Monday 11th January 2021.


Working Groups Update

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


Children and Young People Climate Emergency Priorities pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To consider the report of Director of Children and Families that advises Members of the ongoing work streams to engage with children and young people in Leeds in regards to the Climate Emergency, and to present a number of films/presentations created by school pupils highlighting their environmental priorities.

Additional documents:


Climate Emergency Toolkit for Young People in Leeds pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Sustainable Energy and Air Quality) that introduces a presentation of the new resource for children and young people in Leeds to access support and guidance on activity to support the climate emergency ambitions.


West Yorkshire Pension Fund - Investment in the Fossil Fuel Industry pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Democratic Services that introduces a presentation to be delivered at the meeting, which sets out the policy position in regards to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and current investment in the fossil fuel industry.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 2.00 p.m.