Decision details

Climate Change Annual Report (2023) and Draft Climate Change Action Plan, revision 3 (November 2023)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Review of CCAP and annual report






“As a county council, we're driven by a powerful mission—to make Staffordshire Sustainable.  


We've set our sights on an ambitious goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions as an organisation by 2050.  


Back in 2019, we declared a climate change emergency. I am pleased to share that we have reduced our carbon emissions by 50%. This achievement is a testament to our dedication and hard work. It's also a stark reminder that our journey is far from over. 


We've devised a comprehensive 'Climate Change Action Plan. This blueprint outlines our strategy for tackling the remaining half of our carbon emissions. It's a roadmap that signifies our determination to continue this vital work and pave the way toward a sustainable future.”  


Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change 


Reasons for the Decision To consider the Council’s Climate Change 2022/2023 Annual Report and to approve the Climate Change Action Plan revision 3, November 2023 (CCAP), which contains specific actions to be undertaken by the Council prior to 2025 which will assist in our journey to become net carbon zero by 2050. 


Decision – (a) That the Council’s Climate Change 2022/2023 Annual Report, which records the positive progress that has been made on our target to become net carbon zero by 2050, be noted.   


(b) That the Climate Change Action Plan revision 3, November 2023, which lists our key climate change mitigating actions over the next 2 years, be approved. 

Report author: James Cartwright

Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 15/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/11/2023

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