On 22nd September 2022, The Highland Council formally created its new Climate Change Committee, and agreed its terms of reference. The Climate Change Committee will have a “critical role in providing advice and guidance on the climate, ecological and environmental sustainability agenda. It will also identify, support and champion climate and ecological progress across the Council, whilst providing an appropriate level of critical challenge for the organisation.”
Chair, Cllr Karl Rosie, said: “One of the key roles for this Committee is to ensure that climate change is placed at the very heart of everything we do…Members of the Committee will have oversight on the net zero strategy, action plan and programme.”
The Climate Change Committee will also be expected to provide scrutiny on the following workstreams:
- built estate, energy/asset management
- social housing
- fleet and staff travel
- waste and the circular economy
- procurement and community wealth building
- planning, land use and environment
- capital programme
- net zero funding strategy.
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