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Submit your ideas for the Devon Carbon Plan

  • by JW

The county council has made some impressive commitments of late:


Devon Live
Devon County Council has allocated £250,000 to develop the Devon Carbon … an action plan, and another £500,000 to support the implementation of projects. … If climate change is left unchecked it will profoundly affect our …
Devon Live
Cllr Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with … the drive to tackle climate change, and carbon offsetting provides additional … the link with national grid to support greater use of renewable sources of energy …
East Devon
A ‘Forest for Devon’ that could see thousands of trees planted to help tackle … Cornwall Council recently revealed a plan to create a 20,000-acre forest as … Councillor Rob Hannaford asked full meeting of Devon County Council (DCC) on … Cllr Hannaford said that he was pleased that the climate change …
East Devon
Ambitious targets for Devon County Council to be carbon neutral by 2030 … to tackle climate change, and carbon offsetting provides additional …


Back in the summer, the council started to put all of this together:

County Council sets up the Net Zero Task Force to develop its carbon plan

With the group meeting up in September, following on from the council’s commitment to a carbon plan and a Citizen’s Assembly:

Net-Zero Task Force meet for the first time | News centre

And now the group is asking for input:


Let us know your ideas

The Net-Zero Task Force would like to hear what individuals and organisations think should be done to help reduce the carbon emissions in Devon.

The link to the form is at the bottom of this page, but please read this guidance first before starting your submission.

Everyone is invited to submit suggestions, ideas and evidence for proposals that help to reduce carbon emissions in Devon and contribute to the Devon Carbon Plan. This is a key opportunity for you or your organisation to input to the process to develop the Devon Carbon Plan.

Evidence can be submitted through to early 2020. The gathering of data and evidence will be complemented by a series of four thematic hearings, taking place over November and December 2019. These will provide an opportunity to discuss, with invited participants and expert, the opportunities and challenges in more detail.


  • The call for evidence opens on Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • The call for evidence closes early 2020

If you have a submission with evidence that could be called before one of the hearings, please submit it by Sunday 10th November.


Submissions can be made covering any subject area. However, the task force has identified four key themes which will form the focus for the hearings. These are:

  1. Food, land and sea (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and land use)
  2. Mobility (transport – air, land and sea)
  3. The built environment (energy efficiency, lighting, heating and cooling needs, construction)
  4. Energy and waste (heat and electricity generation, storage and supply)

Across these sector-based themes, we will be considering cross-cutting themes around spatial planning, education, behaviour change, public acceptability, finance and health.

The outcome of each hearing will be a greater understanding of the policies and practical actions that need to happen to achieve swift decarbonisation across Devon, and how they could be delivered.

Call for evidence: start now >>>

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