Environment and Sustainability Forum

In July 2019 we declared a climate emergency. Following this declaration, our Community Plastics Forum became the Environment and Sustainability Forum (E&SF) in the same month.

This change was made to allow a wider focus on a broader range of climate and environment-related issues. It also allows us to discuss relevant issues with Island residents, town and parish councils, and other stakeholders.

Due to COVID, the E&SF was paused through most of 2020. It restarted in December 2020 and is expected to run approximately once a month wherever possible from January 2021 onwards.

If you would like to attend the E&SF, please email sustainability@iow.gov.uk to have your name added to the mailing list. Currently, all meetings are taking place virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Climate and Environment Strategy

Many of the discussions in the E&SF will centre around our climate emergency declaration and the Climate and Environment Strategy (C&ES) that has been produced as an outcome of the climate emergency declaration. An initial draft version of the plan was published in December 2020. The plan was adopted by the council in September 2021.

Past meeting minutes

Minutes from past Environment and Sustainability forum meetings can be downloaded from the table below:

Environment and Sustainability forum minutes listed in month and year order
May 2023
 April 2023
 March 2023
 February 2023
 November 2022
 October 2022
 July 2022
 June 2022
 May 2022
 February 2022
 November 2021
 October 2021
 September 2021
 August 2021 
 July 2021
 June 2021
 March 2021
 February 2021
 December 2020
 February 2020
 January 2020
 December 2019
 October 2019
 September 2019
 July 2019