The consultation of the Interim Devon Carbon Plan went live on the 7th of December. Residents have the chance to shape the county’s roadmap to creating a net-zero Devon, where people and nature thrive.
The consultation, which opened on Monday 7th December and runs for 10 weeks, allows the public to offer their thoughts and feedback on the plan. This is the chance for residents to have their say on Devon’s collective response to the global climate emergency and help create a fairer, healthier and stronger Devon.
The Net-Zero Task Force (a group of fifteen experts in areas including renewable energy, transport, planning and the built environment) has been developing the plan for creating a net-zero Devon. The consultation follows a series of hearings chaired by experts and an evidence gathering stage of more than 893 submissions of ideas and evidence by the public.This is the pivotal next step towards producing the Final Devon Carbon Plan, which will follow the Citizens’ Assembly, now in 2021 due to Covid-19.
The Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) partnership, which is made up of 25 organisations, wants to hear your views on the key actions in the plan that are deemed necessary to create a thriving net-zero Devon.
All the actions are based on the latest evidence and address the suggestions from the public call for evidence.
The topics range from active travel, renewable energy, and improved air quality to better insulation and warmer homes, reduced fuel poverty and eating more balanced diets. These actions will help to create a fairer, healthier and stronger Devon.
Additionally, they highlight issues that are more challenging to implement. These will be prioritised for discussion at the Citizens’ Assembly in 2021 to ensure the recommendations in the Final Devon Carbon Plan reflect the views of Devon’s citizens.
The more people who take part in the consultation, the stronger our argument becomes, the more momentum we create and the more likely we are to realise our goals. Together, we can build back better and create a net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive.
From December 7th, have your say at www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/interimcarbonplan or request a paper copy and consultation questionnaire from your local library from January 1st.