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A welcome to our communities

Mid Devon District Council acknowledges the evidence that shows that our climate is changing fast, 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 is seeking to address the challenge through our own services and by working with the wider 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. As a large partner in the area, we can also influence wider decision making.

Importantly we can also listen to and learn from residents, many of whom have been working on these issues for a long time.

Cllr Colin Slade holds the position of Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change, a new role which was created in **** to support the Council's climate ambitions.Councillor Colin Slade Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

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 Response Group.

On 26 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 target and the Council is aiming to become carbon neutral by a more ambitious date of 2030.

Work to achieve this target is already underway.