Interim Devon Carbon Plan
The Net-Zero Task Force are creating an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan which will consider the earliest, credible date which should be set for net-zero emissions.
Consultation has now CLOSED.
- 6.1 What needs to happen?
- 6.2 Opportunities and Benefits
- 6.3 Key Outcomes
- 6.4 Goal: Be innovative to achieve net-zero
- 6.5 Goal: Support communities to imagine their net-zero future
- 6.6 Goal: Citizens feel part of shaping the transition to net-zero
- 6.7 Goal: Local plans contribute to radical reductions in emissions
- 6.8 Goal: Protect landscapes whilst planning for net-zero change
- 6.9 Citizens' Assembly: Addressing net-zero to the benefit of landscapes
- 6.10 Citizens' Assembly: Financial mechanisms for emissions reduction
- 6.11 Action Summary Table for Cross Cutting Themes
- 6.12 References
- 7.1 What needs to happen?
- 7.2 Opportunities and Benefits
- 7.3 Key Outcomes
- 7.4 Goal: Avoid waste creation - consume less, share and repair
- 7.5 Goal: Enhance material capture for recyling & reduce waste treatment emissions
- 7.6 Goal: Improve data to aid commercial waste management and reduction
- 7.7 Goal: Reduce emissions from biodegradable wastes
- 7.8 Goal: Realise the full potential of procurement to accelerate net-zero
- 7.9 Goal: Devon is just, smart, circular & rich in natural capital
- 7.10 Goal: Ensure we have the skills and training to deliver net-zero
- 7.11 Goal: Increase access to finance & embrace innovative financial mechanisms
- 7.12 Action Summary Table for Economy and Resources
- 7.13 References
- 8.1 What needs to happen?
- 8.2 Opportunities and Benefits
- 8.3 Key Outcomes
- 8.4 Goal: Develop a shared ambition for renewable energy generation
- 8.5 Citizens’ Assembly – Onshore wind energy
- 8.6 Goal: Overcome constraints on the electricity grid
- 8.7 Goal: Make the necessary transformations to the energy system financially attractive
- 8.8 Goal: Take opportunities to pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- 8.9 Action Summary Table for Energy Supply
- 9.1 What needs to happen?
- 9.2 Opportunities and Co-Benefits
- 9.3 Key Outcomes
- 9.4 Goal: Build capacity in Devon to deliver self-financing, net-zero retrofit at scale
- 9.5 Goal: Independent, trusted advice and support on building retrofit is readily available
- 9.6 Goal: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for homes are enforced
- 9.7 Opportunity for discussion at the citizens assembly: incentives and legislation to accelerate building retrofit
- 9.8 Goal: Devon finds ways to accelerate the delivery of quality, net-zero new building ahead of national ambition
- 9.9 Goal: Further reduce the use of energy in public spaces
- 9.10Action Summary Table for Built Enviroment
- 10.1 What needs to happen?
- 10.2 Opportunities and Benefits
- 10.3 Key Outcomes
- 10.4 Goal: Relocalisation of services, as well as use of technology reduces the need to travel in all community types
- 10.5 Opportunity for Discussion at the Citizens’ Assembly: the role of reducing road capacity to reduce traffic
- 10.6 Goal: Our streets are safe for all, with cycling, walking, shared and public transport prioritised
- 10.7 Goal: It is easy to transition between different types of travel and transport
- 10.8 What needs to be done?
- 10.9 All remaining vehicles are electric, or are large vehicles such as HGVs which run on alternative low carbon fuels
- 10.10 Goal: Flying is reduced and Devon is contributing to the development of low carbon aviation technology
- 10.11 Action Summary Table for Transport
- 11.1 What needs to happen?
- 11.2 Opportunities and Benefits
- 11.3 Key Outcomes
- 11.4 Goal: Establish a Land Use Framework to promote coherent long-term land-use planning for climate change and nature recovery
- 11.5 Goal: restore and enhance habitats and soils so that they fulfil their natural potential for carbon sequestration and storage
- 11.6 Goal: Farmers and other land managers are aware of the options available for helping meet net-zero on their land
- 11.7 Goal: Farmers and land managers have access to impartial advice or demonstration models
- 11.8 Goal: Devon has a thriving sustainable local food culture. Demand for low-carbon, local and nutritious food has increased benefiting citizens and food producers.
- 11.9 Citizens' Assembly: Implications of the CCC scenario requirement of a 20% reduction in beef, lamb & dairy consumption.
- 11.10 Goal: Devon’s coastal ecosystems and their significant carbon stores are protected, restored and enhanced
- 11.11 Food, Land and Sea Action Summary Table
Who the action is relevant toDistrict & Borough CouncilsTown & Parish CouncilsCommunity OrganisationsEducation EstablishmentsNHS & Public HealthBusinessesIndividualsNational GovernmentEnvironmental OrganisationsFarmersCounty CouncilAll CouncilsUnitary CouncilsNational Park AuthoritiesLocal Enterprise PartnershipNational Government
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8. Energy Supply
Increasing renewables, introducing flexibility and capturing carbon
In 2018, 62% of Devon’s greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use in the form of electricity and fossil fuel in buildings, manufacturing and construction activ...
Reducing transport need, switching to shared and human powered transport
Transport accounts for 31% of Devon’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.1 The sector is the single largest emitter of GHG across the County, which also reflects ...