Agenda

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Chair's Announcements

4.

Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 401 KB

The Panel is asked to agree the notes of the meeting held on 29 November 2023 as a true and accurate record.

5.

Climate and Environment Panel Work Plan pdf icon PDF 265 KB

The Panel is asked to consider the Work Plan and agree any amendments.

6.

Report back on recommendations pdf icon PDF 311 KB

At its meeting on 24 January 2024, Cabinet considered the following reports from the Climate and Environment Panel and made responses to the recommendations:

·         Biodiversity Action Plan for Oxford City Council Parks and Nature Areas – September 2023 Review

·         Retrofit

Cabinet’s responses to recommendations were presented to the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 06 February 2024 for noting.

The Panel is asked to note Cabinet’s responses to its recommendations.

Additional documents:

7.

Heat Network & Zoning [presentation]

Cllr Anna Railton, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy, Tina Mould, Environmental Sustainability Lead and Vikki Robins, Carbon Reduction Team Manager have been invited to present and answer questions.

The Panel is asked to receive a presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion; and to agree any recommendations.

 

8.

Citywide Retrofit Strategy [presentation]

Cllr Anna Railton, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy, Tina Mould, Environmental Sustainability Lead and Vikki Robins, Carbon Reduction Team Manager have been invited to present and answer questions.

The Panel is asked to receive a presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion; and to agree any recommendations.

9.

Biodiversity Net Gain [presentation] pdf icon PDF 312 KB

At its meeting on 27 June 2023, the Panel agreed to add the following item to its Work Plan for the 2023/24 municipal year:

·         Council policies, projects and actions – focus on two key areas: parks and green space management and the operational/action plans that stem from strategies; and biodiversity net gain management.

This item is presented to the Panel in respect of its agreed focus on Biodiversity Net Gain management.

Cllr Anna Railton, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy, Tina Mould, Environmental Sustainability Lead and Tristan Carlyle, Ecology Officer have been invited to present and answer questions.

The Panel is asked to receive a presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion; and to agree any recommendations.

10.

Net Zero Masterplan pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The Environmental Sustainability Lead has submitted the Net Zero Masterplan 2023-25 which sets out Oxford City Council’s actions over the next two years to achieve its two carbon targets: a Net Zero Estate and Operations by 2030 and a Net Zero City by 2040.

The Panel is asked to consider the Net Zero Masterplan and agree any recommendations.

Additional documents:

11.

Dates of future meetings

The Panel is asked to note the dates and times of future meetings of the Climate and Environment Panel.

·         20 March 2024, 6pm

Meetings will take place remotely via Zoom.