Climate Emergency Advisory Committee - Monday, 27th November, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Cassie Sivapalan 0113 37 83136  0113 37 83136

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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 Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.


Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 89 KB

a)  To approve the minutes of the last formal meeting held on 6th June 2023.

b)  To receive and note the meeting notes of the Consultative Meeting of Members of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee meeting held on 16th October 2023


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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 5.00 pm on Thursday 23rd November 2023.


Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Update pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Climate, Energy and Green Spaces, on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) - a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. The report advises the Committee that on 14th November 2023, CDP confirmed that Leeds had received an ‘A grade’ in 2023.


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Director's Update - City Development

To receive a verbal update from the Director of City Development.


Leeds Food Strategy pdf icon PDF 711 KB

To receive the report of the Chief Officer, Climate, Energy and Green Spaces which provides the Committee with an oversight of the Leeds Food Strategy.


Update on the work of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission and Leeds Climate Commission pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To receive and consider an update on the work of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission and Leeds Climate Commission. The Co-Director of the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission and the Research Fellow from Leeds Climate Commission will attend the meeting to present the report.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting as Friday 15th December 2023 at 2.00 pm