Devon County Council has declared a climate emergency. We have committed to facilitating the reduction of Devon’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest and have collaborated with other organisations in Devon to implement a response to the Devon Climate Emergency website.

We all contribute to climate change through our use of electricity, heat and vehicle fuels, and there are actions that we can all take – as individuals, as householders, at school and at work – to cut the emissions that contribute to climate change.

The Council reports its carbon footprint each year and has a target to become net-zero carbon by 2030, including those arising from its purchasing of goods and services.

These pages provide hints and tips about how energy use can be reduced by householders, businesses and schools as well as highlighting some of the actions being taken by community groups within Devon to reduce energy use and address climate change.