Decision details

Devon Carbon Plan

Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee considered a report by the Sustainability and Climate Officer (circulated previously) regarding the Devon Carbon Plan.


The Sustainability and Climate Officer highlighted the following:


·       The Devon Carbon Plan had been officially launched on 27 September 2022. 

·       The Devon Climate Emergency Partnership had led the collaboration and alignment of almost 30 organisations across the county.

·       The Plan provided an evidence led plan which formed a roadmap which encourages each partner organisation, and organisations and communities beyond the partnership to help deliver it.


In response to questions, the Sustainability and Climate Officer advised the following:


·       North Devon Council’s to reach net zero emissions by 2030 was a target for the Council as an organisation.

·       The Devon Carbon Plan’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 was a target for the county as a whole which included all businesses and organisations which was in line with the Government’s commitments.

·       These targets were reflected in the Council’s Climate Emergency Declaration and Carbon Reduction Plan.




(a)  That the Devon Carbon Plan be endorsed;


(b)  That the Council continue to work in collaboration with the Devon Climate Emergency Partnership in reducing carbon emissions across the County.

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 09/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2023 - Strategy and Resources Committee

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