A welcome to our communities
Mid Devon District Council acknowledges the evidence that shows that our climate is changing rapidly, and will have far-reaching effects on the UK’s people, places, economy, society and environment.
This Council is aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and seeks to address the climate challenge through our own services and by working with communities across the district. The Council can make a positive impact through the quality of housing, energy supply, planning decisions, choice of transport, tree planting, education and more. We can also influence decision-making in partnership.
Importantly we can also listen to and learn from residents, many of whom have been working on environmental sustainability issues for a long time.
In the Spring of 2019 Mid Devon District Council joined with other local authorities across the county to commit to tackling climate change and became part of the Devon Climate Emergency partnership.
On 26th June 2019 the district council signed the Devon Climate Emergency Pledge and formally showed its support of the Devon-wide target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In addition to this county-led target, elected Members in Mid Devon set their own local ambition to become carbon neutral by a more ambitious date of 2030.
Work to achieve this target is already in progress.
Councillor Natasha Bradshaw - Cabinet Member for Climate Change.