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Net Zero Visions

We invite all residents of Devon to attend the first Net Zero Visions workshop. It will provide an introduction to the Net Zero Visions project and next steps, feature inspiring presentations from Dr James McKay, University of Leeds, ’The Man Who Draws the Future’ and Net-Zero Task Force members and other experts, plus introductions from communities and the commissioned creatives. Thursday 27th …

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Glossary

Active travel: Making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. Agroforestry: The interaction of agriculture and trees, including the agricultural use of trees. Anaerobic Digestion: A process through which bacteria break down organic matter, such as food or manure, without oxygen. Anchor Institutions: Organisations like hospitals, local councils, and universities who are often …

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Foreword by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group

Foreword by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group In May 2019, the Devon Climate Emergency partnership formed to declare and respond to the climate and ecological emergency in Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay. Our members include public bodies representing the people of Devon, private sector interests, environmental organisations and academic institutions.  The partnership remains committed …

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements This Interim Devon Carbon Plan has been written for the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group, on behalf of the people of Devon, by the Net-Zero Task Force with support from the secretariat, provided by Devon County Council. The Net-Zero Task Force is chairedby Patrick Devine-Wright and its members are Cornelia Guell, Gill Westcott, Hannah …

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7. Economy and resources

7. Economy and resources Devon’s economy: just, smart, circular, regenerative and rich in natural capital Humans rely on planet Earth to meet our needs. It provides all our raw materials from the air we breathe, to food and iron ore for example, which we process producing waste products. But Earth’s ability to provide for us …

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9. Built Environment

9. Built Environment Making our existing and future buildings net-zero, comfortable, healthy and affordable to run.  Buildings and amenity lighting in outdoor spaces produced 42% of Devon’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018, shared almost equally between residential and commercial/industrial buildings. The burning of fossil fuels for space and water heating and manufacturing processes, are …

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Glossary

Glossary Active travel: Making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. Agroforestry: The interaction of agriculture and trees, including the agricultural use of trees. Anaerobic Digestion: A process through which bacteria break down organic matter, such as food or manure, without oxygen. Anchor Institutions:  Organisations like hospitals, local councils, and universities who are …

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12. Making the Plan Reality

12. Making the Plan Reality The preparation of this Plan involved extensive collaboration between the Devon Climate Emergency partners, the Net-Zero Task Force, individuals and communities who responded to the Call for Evidence and the community of experts who gave their experience and knowledge at the Thematic Hearings.  The ambition is that the implementation of …

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