Terms of reference

Vision and purpose 

  • Creating a globally competitive city which provides a good quality of life to all of its citizens that is home to the green industrial revolution with a vibrant circular economy that provides a zero carbon environmentally sustainable and healthy future.
  • To build an active partnership across the public, private, charitable and community sectors to set individual and collective goals, working in partnership with communities in an integrated way to transform Coventry into a sustainable zero 
  • carbon city. 

Membership – the stakeholders 

The Council, public agencies, local businesses, charitable and community organisations. 


 The Board will work collaboratively towards a common goal in developing a zero-carbon sustainable city by: 

  1. developing a multi-agency strategy which identifies the issues that need to be addressed by the collective and collaborative actions of the Partnership. 
  2. securing commitments and agreeing roles and responsibilities for delivering integrated initiatives and actions within a comprehensive Action Plan which addresses sustainability through the following five International Council for local Environmental Initiatives development pathways:
    • low emission
    • nature based
    • circular economy 
    • resilience and adaptation
    • equitable and people centred
  3. monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness in delivering actions across the Partnership and agreeing remedial action where necessary
  4. monitoring the state of the city and the effectiveness of the Action Plan in delivering the intended outcomes and the production of an annual ‘State of the City Report’ identifying progress and its impact upon the quality of life of local people
  5. reviewing progress and revising commitments and actions for change
  6. engaging with the public and wider community to share actions and invite feedback.
  7. providing advice and support and lobbying for changes in national and regional policy. 

Coventry Climate Change Board

Coventry’s Climate Change Board is an independent board. The secretariat is managed by Coventry City Council who can assist in directing your query to the relevant board member.