Public support shown for our response to the Devon Climate Assembly

211 responses from the public have indicated that the ongoing development of the Devon Carbon Plan and actions from partners are supported by the Devon population, paving the way for progress to finalise the plan.

Participants representing a variety of age ranges and all local authority areas in Devon, made up of 201 individuals and 10 organisations, responded to our call to provide feedback on the partnership’s response to the recommendations made by the Devon Climate Assembly. The results show that all but one of the partnership’s proposals to the Assembly’s resolutions had agreement from over 50% of respondents. More specifically, respondents favoured the increased implementation of renewable energy, support for building retrofit, and ensuring that sustainable travel options are available. Low-carbon initiatives that bring benefits to the community were prioritised, with a clear message that changes need to be inclusive and advantageous to all.

These responses are crucial in guaranteeing that the Final Devon Carbon Plan, due for completion by August 2022, addresses the key concerns raised by the public for ensuring Devon will reach net-zero emissions.

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