Cornwall Council is set to reveal how it plans to tackle the climate emergency which was declared by councillors earlier this year.

An extraordinary meeting of the council’s neighbourhoods overview and scrutiny committee is set to meet on Friday to discuss the council’s action plan.

It comes after the council voted to declare a climate emergency in January with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Since the declaration a number of other local councils have followed suit and the UK Parliament has also declared a climate emergency along with other countries.

However there are believed to be some concerns about Cornwall Council’s action plan and the lack of detail which has been provided about what it will do.

The report which is set to go to the overview and scrutiny committee sets out how the council is tackling the issue and sets out how a key plan is set to go before the council’s leading cabinet in July.

In the report, council officers state that Cornwall Council will not be able to bring about major change on its own and will have to provide “leadership across multiple sectors, communications and behavioural change”.

It adds: “As a council, we have a responsibility to lead in this area to ensure that Cornwall plays a leading role in meeting this challenge to reduce our impact of global warming, while also being cognisant of major changes in weather-vulnerability and climate-sensitivity of the services we deliver. We also need to acknowledge our role in adapting to an already changed climate.”

The report points out that the council is not “starting from scratch” with tackling climate change with the council already running a Green Cornwall programme and leading an environmental growth strategy.

Strategic director for neighbourhoods, Paul Masters, is chairing a Climate Change Project Board at County Hall which has been tasked with identifying what action the council needs to take to be carbon neutral by 2030.

However the report which is going to the scrutiny committee on Friday states that the council’s action plan will be developed in two phases – a “discovery” phase where actions will be identified and then a “define” phase where the council will “work with stakeholders to fully evaluate the benefits, impacts, risks and readiness for change for each of the options identified in the discovery phase”.

The discovery phase is expected to run until July and the define phase is indicated to run for the next year afterwards. A third, deliver, phase is indicated to run alongside the other two phases.

The extraordinary meeting of the neighbourhoods overview and scrutiny committee is due to be held on Friday at 10am.