Net-Zero Task Force

The Task Force members have expertise in topics relevant to carbon reduction and are drawn from economic, environmental, health and academic organisations, and is chaired by a leading climate expert.

The Task Force is using its specialist knowledge and experience to produce an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan, including consideration of the earliest credible date that should be set for net-zero emissions.

Minutes of the latest meeting:

You can browse the minutes of all meetings.

Terms of reference

Role

To use its specialist knowledge and experience to produce an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan, including consideration of the earliest credible date that should be set for net-zero emissions, following the process and schedule endorsed by the Response Group.

Deliverable

A Devon Carbon Plan.

Meetings

The frequency of meetings will initially be ad-hoc and decided by its members. Meeting dates will be published on the project website.

Communications

The minutes of the Net-Zero Task Force will be published on the project website following their sign-off.

Membership

Twelve core members will comprise the Task Force and will be accompanied by advisory members. All members will be invited by the Response Group for their specialism and will represent a variety of stakeholder groups and sectors relevant to the decarbonisation agenda. The members will be expected to provide practical support to the chair outside of the scheduled meetings, alongside the Tactical Group and the Project Manager.

Chairperson

The Response Group will invite one of the Task Force members to be the chair. The Response Group can change the chair. The chair will lead the Task Force in designing and delivering the aspects of the plan-making process endorsed by the Response Group.

Decisions

The Response Group will seek to make decision by consensus. If necessary, decisions can be taken by a majority vote, with the chair holding an additional casting vote.

Resources

The Project Manager and the Tactical Group will provide practical support to the Task Force to develop the Devon Carbon Plan. Funding to operate aspects of the Plan development has been made available.

The Task Force can seek advice and input from others to inform its activities.

Secretariat

Devon County Council’s Environment Group will provide the secretariat and appoint the multi-agency Project Manager.