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New resource highlights the work to cut carbon emissions in Exeter

Published: 27 January 2023

The Climate Emergency page has links and information on tackling climate change in Exeter

A new resource highlighting how the Council is tackling climate change and how residents and businesses can make a difference has been created by the Council.

A new Climate Emergency page on the Council’s website has published details of the Council’s own corporate carbon footprint, which is monitored by Exeter University’s Centre for Energy and the Environment.

Key policies like the Council’s Carbon Reduction Plan are also published as well as the Exeter City Futures Net Zero Exeter Plan.

Created by the Council’s Net Zero Team, the new resource features the Council’s Net Zero projects, covering areas including renewable energy, housing, transport, procurement and land use.

It also contains a wealth of information that will help and advice people on what’s happening in Exeter and the rest of Devon and the positive steps they can take. It includes information and links to resources like the Climate Action Hub, Community Fridges and repair cafes in the city.

It also includes links to funding and grants that may be available, and suggestions for sustainable leisure activities in Exeter.

Resources for businesses include links to the Carbon Trust’s carbon footprint calculator and the Green Accord.

Cllr Duncan Wood, Lead Councillor for Climate Change, said: “The Council remains fully committed to Net Zero Carbon and tackling climate change, and this new resources is an excellent guide for residents to see how we are doing.

“It also provides valuable access to information people need to help them make informed decisions about what they can do to help Exeter becoming a Net Zero Carbon city, and to reduce their own carbon footprint and fight the cause of the climate emergency.”

Exeter City Council declared a Climate Emergency in July 2019. As part of this commitment, it aims to achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for our own corporate activities by 2030.

The target year is 20 years in advance of the 2050 national Net Zero target required under the Climate Change Act and reported on in the Sixth Carbon Budget.

The new Climate Emergency webpage is available to view now on the Council’s website.




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