16 July 2019
Executive Council met today to discuss, debate and make a decision on two items on the Open Agenda.
A few members of the public were present in the gallery to observe the discussions.
Climate Change Policy
Executive Council was asked to consider and advise whether the Climate Change Policy, July 2019, should be endorsed.
Councillor Yon presented this paper and officials from the Infrastructure & Transport and Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorates joined the meeting to participate in this discussion.
Members identified that having such a Policy showed that the Island recognises its responsibility to climate change and furthermore felt it could enhance the Island’s external funding prospects. Staff who had put a lot of effort into developing this most welcoming Policy were commended.
Members were happy to endorse the Policy, subject to some minor amendments.
Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulation 2019
Executive Council was asked to consider and advise whether the draft Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulation 2019 for implementation under the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 be approved.
This paper was presented by the Acting Attorney General. Members noted that there is an international obligation for this regulation to be in place.
Council approved the draft Regulation subject to slight amendments being made to the wording.
Council also noted at the meeting that the new Building Regulations will come into effect on 16 August 2019.
The meeting ended at 11.50am.
16 July 2019