Tag Archives: climate emergency

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Funding secured to encourage active business travel

A joint project led by Devon County Council has secured Government funding to encourage active business travel in Exeter as part of efforts to be carbon neutral by 2030

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Public Health Annual Report on planetary and human health receives cross party support

The report explores the relationship between the health of people and the health of our planet, including the links between environmental change and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon County Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

Councillors have agreed more ambitious targets as the County Council’s carbon footprint has already reduced by almost 40% since 2012/13 and is likely to reach its 50% reduction target next year, nine years earlier than planned

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon Carbon Plan to be developed

Proposals to establish a Devon Carbon Plan have been endorsed by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group

Posted on: 27 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Streetlight energy plan to slash council emissions by 36%

Emissions will be reduced by 15,000 tonnes each year, the equivalent of taking 8,000 cars off the road.

Posted on: 19 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Recycle Devon launches new recycling and environment Scout badge

The new badge aims to encourage Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across Devon to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Posted on: 6 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment

On the verge of success – communities called on transform verges into wildlife bastions

Communities all around Devon are being encouraged to take pride in their verges and help the environment

Posted on: 30 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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County council leader supports Devon Climate Declaration

By signing the declaration, organisations would be committing to provide the resources and funding necessary to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon and resilient economy and society.

Posted on: 22 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon agencies act now to tackle climate emergency

“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.

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment

County council set to meet UN emissions target as Devon becomes ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050

DCC will work with strategic partners to ensure that Devon meets international carbon reduction recommendations

Posted on: 28 January 2019 | Posted in: Environment