Devon Climate Emergency

Information on the Devon Climate Emergency and the group objectives

Both North Devon and Torridge District Councils signed the Devon Climate Declaration. We are members of the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group, working with partners to create a Devon Carbon Plan, and an Adaptation Plan for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The group has three objectives:

  • Improve the resilience of Devon's environment against the effects of climate change.
  • Facilitate the reduction of carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest, to include substantial nature improvement to absorb carbon.
  • Prepare Devon's communities for the necessary adaptations to infrastructure and services to respond to a warmer world.