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Devon Carbon Plan Summary

This is a summary  of the Devon Carbon Plan, it’s shorter than the full document and provides details about the key parts of the Plan. Local policy makers who want to know how the Devon Carbon Plan can influence their work would benefit from this version.

 

Introduction

2.1 Background

In May 2019, the Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) partnership formed to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Its partners represent public bodies, private sector interests, environmental organisations and academic institutions. Within the partnership, and this Plan, Devon refers to the areas administered by Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council (see Figure 2.1).

Map showing that the partnership covers the areas administered by Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Figure 2.1 – The DCE partnership covers the areas administered by Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council.

The partnership prepared the Devon Climate Declaration, which has resulted in a shared commitment to engage Devon’s residents, businesses and visitors to develop and implement a plan to facilitate the reduction of Devon’s emissions to net-zero. In addition, a separate Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan is currently in development and will help prepare communities to live in a warmer and more resilient world. 

As well as their contributions to the development of this Plan, DCE partners have been delivering immediate initiatives that are accelerating the reduction of Devon’s carbon emissions. 

2.2 Purpose of this Plan

2.3 How the Plan was Produced

2.3.1 The Net-Zero Task Force 

2.3.2 Gathering Ideas and Evidence

2.3.3 Devon Climate Assembly 

2.4 The Plan’s Approach

2.5 How to Use the Plan

2.6 The Plan’s Principles

2.7 References

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