New figures show that the overall reduction in carbon emissions is now well over a third – 37 per cent – in the last two years. That’s grown from a figure of 21.5 per cent in December 2019.
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Over the next week 14,000 invitations will drop through letterboxes giving households the chance to help shape and safeguard Devon’s future.
Carbon contributions from each of Devon’s eight district waste collection authorities as well as its recycling centres will be included in the analysis.
The Net-Zero Task Force will be chaired by Professor Patrick Devine-Wright of the University of Exeter, a Lead Author for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“This is a climate emergency, and as Chief Executives of Devon’s public service providers, we have a duty on behalf of all of our organisations and those who we represent to commit to action now,” said Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of Devon County Council.