Exeter City Councillors have agreed to support an initiative by Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) to reduce local carbon emissions.
The DCERG aims to bring members of the public and organisations in the community together to create a county-wide ‘roadmap’ plan designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the city and county.
As stated by Phil Bialyk, leader of Exeter City Council, the council “very much welcome the DCERG’s commitment to creating a Devon Carbon Plan and to seek the help of residents in Devon to create it.”
With Exeter’s ambitious goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, many welcome the council’s response to the initiative.
“We very much welcome the DCERG’s commitment to creating a Devon Carbon Plan and to seek the help of residents in Devon to create it.”Phil Bialyk
Exeter City futures are working alongside the City Council to create this ‘roadmap’ in a way that works with the communities’ residences and businesses. Although yet to be officially launched, this initiative brings together several institutions from the University of Exeter to Global City Futures together to bring the community into the changes and innovation required to meet the county’s 2030 target.
The next step for the initiatives is a “series of events and engagement activities” in which members of the community will explore possible carbon-neutral solutions for the City and County.
Editor: Pete Syme