Have your say! Interim Devon Carbon Plan

Published on 7th December 2020

Over the past year, Devon Communities Together have been a part of the Net-Zero Task Force (a group of fifteen experts in areas including renewable energy, transport, planning and the built environment) and have been helping to develop the plan for creating a net-zero Devon. Citizens inputted their ideas through the evidence gathering stage which was held at the start of this year, and the time has now come for you to offer further thoughts and feedback.

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The consultation is now live!

The consultation of the Interim Devon Carbon Plan is now live! The 25 organisations who make up the Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) partnership prepared this collaborative roadmap to create a net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive and be Devon’s response to the global climate emergency.

DCE wants to hear your views on key actions that outline some of the transformational changes which are required to create a thriving net-zero Devon.

The Interim Devon Carbon Plan will be updated to a final plan after the Citizens’ Assembly, now in 2021 due to Covid-19.

All the actions within the Interim Devon Carbon Plan address the suggestions from the public call for evidence and thematic hearings and highlight issues suggested for further consideration by a Citizens’ Assembly.

The actions cover a broad range of topics which will allow us to build back better. Addressing the climate and ecological emergency is an opportunity to create a fairer, healthier, more resilient and more prosperous society.

More active travel; improved air quality; better insulation and warmer homes; reduced fuel poverty and eating more balanced diets will all improve public health.

The transition to clean technologies can create new jobs, improve energy security and increase economic prosperity – nationally and locally in Devon.

Enhancing the natural environment offers tremendous opportunities bringing benefits including reduced flood risk, improved water and air quality, nutritious food, and accessible greenspace.

DCE is requesting feedback from Devon’s citizens to indicate to what extent they agree with the proposed actions.

Furthermore, there is an opportunity for consultees to give their views on issues that are more controversial or challenging to implement.

These controversial issues will be prioritised for discussion at the Citizens’ Assembly in 2021 to ensure the recommendations in the Final Devon Carbon Plan reflect the views of Devon’s citizens.

Together, we can create a net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive.

Have your say at: www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/interimcarbonplan  

Join our webinars!

As well as this consultation DCE are running a webinar series all about the plan and creating a net-zero Devon – and you sign up here https://www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/interim-devon-carbon-plan-webinar-series/. With the launch events being on Tuesday the 8th of December (for organisations) and Wednesday the 9th of December (for individuals) and specifically for community groups on the Tuesday the 19th of January, with other dates for the topics of ‘Mobility and Transport’, ‘Built Environment’, ‘Food, Land and Sea’, ‘Energy Supply’ and ‘Economy and Resources’.

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