Devon takes action over climate emergency

The County Council is taking climate change seriously:

 

 

Devon Climate Emergency Website

 

The Herald reports on its determination:

 

Climate emergency is top of the agenda for Devon County Council

“This is not about gestures, this is about action.”

Those were the words spoken by Devon County Council’s chief executive Phil Norrey when discussing climate change at the latest cabinet meeting.

During the meeting, Cllr Roger Croad, the council’s cabinet member for the environment, also confirmed that the £250,000 that the authority had already set aside to encourage organisations, communities and individuals to do more to reduce global warming, was being matched by the University of Exeter with £130,000, and an application for a further £70,000 in grants.

The authority has been working with partners including the University of Exeter on a Devon-wide plan to cut carbon emissions to net-zero.

Dr Norrey is chair of the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) – which is made up of executives and chief officers of around 20 organisations including councils, emergency services and business groups.

Climate emergency is top of the agenda for Devon County Council

 

This is the council’s own press release:

Climate emergency is top of the agenda

 

And here are the full minutes from that cabinet meeting:

   
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