Decision details

Declaration of Climate Emergency

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That Cabinet

1.            Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’;

2.            Commit to an aim of making the activities of Winchester City Council carbon neutral by 2024, and the district of Winchester carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions (scope 1, 2 and 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol).Publish a report within six months setting out the immediate actions the Council will take to address this emergency and a plan to measure annual district progress towards meeting the 2030 target.

3.            Work with partners across the district to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and plans and drawing on local and global best practice.

4.            Support the lobbying of Government in relation to the Climate Emergency and providing the additional powers and resources needed to meet the 2030 target.

Reason Key: Significantly effect on 2 or more wards;

Contact: Susan Robbins, Corporate Head: Economy & Community Email:

Report author: Susan Robbins

Publication date: 05/06/2019

Date of decision: 05/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Accompanying Documents:


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