Devon Climate Emergency

Creating a resilient, net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive!

Devon Responds

The Devon Climate Emergency project is raising awareness and encouraging everyone to act.

A range of organisations across Devon have declared a climate and ecological emergency and have endorsed the principles of the Devon Climate Declaration. 

Together, we are working on…

Devon Carbon Plan

The Net-Zero Task Force is using its specialist knowledge to produce an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan. This will consider the earliest, credible, date that should be set for net-zero emissions.

Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan

The Climate Impacts Group is using its collective knowledge to create a Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan. This will consider how the region and its citizens can adapt to living in a warmer world.

Immediate Action

As well as working to create a Devon Carbon Plan and a Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan, partners are also taking action on many immediate projects.

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A brief summary of the changes that are needed to create a net-zero Devon.

Project Outcomes

Improve our environment

Improve the resilience of Devon’s environment against the effects of climate change

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Reduce carbon emissions

Facilitate the reduction of carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest, to include substantial nature improvement to absorb carbon.

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Get communities ready

Prepare Devon‘s communities for the necessary adaptations to infrastructure and services to respond to a warmer world.

Who we are

A range of public, private, and voluntary organisations from across Devon came together on 22nd May 2019 to form the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group.

The project is aiming to create a resilient, net-zero carbon Devon – where people and nature thrive.

Achieving this will require collaborative action from everyone across Devon.

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How you can get involved

Changing your behaviour not only helps reduce your carbon footprint but can help encourage others to adopt more sustainable habits!

Community groups and local councils are in a great position to engage people on the ground and raise awareness of the climate crisis.

Organisations have an important role to play in reducing emissions and contributing towards a net-zero Devon.

DCE is a growing number of organisations and communities
who support the Devon Climate Declaration








Environmental Organisations



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Emergency Service Organisations


Health Organisations


Utility Operators



Our partners

Torbay CouncilMet OfficeUniversity of ExeterPlymouth City CouncilDevon Wildlife TrustNHS Devon - Clinical Commissioning GroupDevon County CouncilDartmoor National ParkMid Devon District CouncilNFUEnvironment AgencySouth West WaterTorridge District CouncilExmoor National ParkExeter City CouncilWestern Power DistributionDevon and Cornwall PoliceEast Devon District CouncilSouth Hams District CouncilDevon Association of Local CouncilsPublic Health DevonTeignbridge District Council South DevonWest Devon Borough CouncilDLNP Natural DevonLocal Resilience ForumHeart of the South WestNorth Devon CouncilPublic Health EnglandUniversity of Plymouth