Issue details

Establishing the Climate Emergency Cabinet Advisory Group

The council called a climate emergency on 11th July 2019.


As part of this declaration the Council has resolved to:

  • Pledge to do what is within our powers and resources to make Thanet District Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions;
  • Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible;
  • Continue to work with partners across the County and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies;
  • Investigate all possible sources of external funding and match funding to support this commitment;


Following this, a cross party Climate Change Emergency Working Group was established and focussed on thestrategic development and delivery of the initial action plan. 


In September 2020, the council employed a Climate Change Officer whose role was to lead the council in the Climate Change Strategy. The initial action plan is now being amended and full strategies are being developed

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2021

Decision due: 2 Sep 2021 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Councillor Ash Ashbee, Leader of the Council

Lead director: Gavin Waite

Contact: Dr Hannah Scott, Climate Change Officer Email: Email: