Councils are getting serious about climate change:
Although how much they can really affect is open to question:
However, some feel they could do more:
And in other parts of Devon, they are doing more:
It is the County Council that is the lead authority on this issue:
And today, Radio Exe reports on a further push:
County council aim for 2030 carbon neutrality
Devon County Council has set a target date of 2030 for it to achieve carbon neutrality.
Last Thursday’s full council meeting saw councillors unanimously back a motion put forward by Cllr Jacqi Hodgson calling for the date to be reconsidered.
The council had previously set a 2050 target date to become carbon neutral, but the councillor had called for this to be revised down to 2025.
The ruling cabinet though suggested that 2030 was the date they aim to be carbon neutral by and that through its role in the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group, encourage the Net-Zero Task Force to be ambitious in its drafting of the Devon Carbon Plan.
But we need to go beyond declarations: