Decision details

UK100 Membership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval for Southampton City Council to sign the UK100 Net Zero Pledge and become members of UK100.


To approve Southampton City Council’s membership of UK100 and delegate authority to the Executive Director for Place to sign their Net Zero Pledge subject to the adoption of its Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan and, to renew the membership annually following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport.

Reasons for the decision:

1.  Membership of UK100 offers access to support and resources to assist SCC to deliver on its commitments to net zero and clean air.

2.  Through UK100 membership, SCC is provided with an opportunity to collaborate with other Local Authorities to share best practice to benefit our own activities. In addition, we would have access to business and industry to help problem solve some of the barriers to achieving net zero and improving air quality. Reputationally we would be aligning with local and national leaders in our ambitions and demonstrating our commitment to the targets we have set.

3.  It provides an opportunity to collectively lobby government for improvements in net zero and air quality policy and regulation that can benefit our local area.

Alternative options considered:

To not join UK100.  There is no cost associated with membership and members have access to a number of benefits that promise an opportunity to support their activities in respect to climate change, clean energy and local air quality. 

Report author: Steve Guppy

Publication date: 29/11/2023

Date of decision: 29/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 29/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/12/2023

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