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6. Cross Cutting Themes and Issues

6. Cross Cutting Themes and Issues

The Net-Zero Task Force has attempted to look at the whole picture in assessing how Devon can reduce its emissions to net-zero. We have tried to consider how sectors, such as energy and transport, interact and relate to each other in the real world. This approach to considering themes, as opposed to sectors, is an attempt to avoid the potential pitfalls that could arise from considering topics in isolation: such as a transport solution placing unfeasible demands on the energy network, which would require additional and further effort in that sector to then realise net-zero.

The Devon Carbon Plan is broken down primarily into sections on economy and resources; energy supply; the built environment; transport and food, land and sea. However, we have identified themes and issues which cut across these categories and relate to all sectors.

6.1 What needs to happen?

6.2 Opportunities and Benefits

6.3 Key Outcomes

6.4 Goal: Be innovative to achieve net-zero

6.5 Goal: Devon’s communities are supported to imagine their net-zero future

6.6 Goal: All of Devon’s citizens feel part of shaping the transition to net-zero

6.7 Goal: Devon’s local plans ‘shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions…’, as required by the National Planning Policy Framework

6.8 Goal: Devon’s strategies and guidelines for protecting its landscapes, plan positively for change arising from the net-zero challenge

6.9 Opportunity for Discussion at the Citizens’ Assembly: Addressing net-zero in a way that is beneficial to the special qualities of our landscapes

6.10 Opportunity for Discussion at the Citizens’ Assembly: Financial mechanisms acceptable to Devon’s citizens to help discourage activities generating emissions and to fund emissions reductions

6.11 Action Summary Table for Cross Cutting Themes

6.12 References

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