Climate Change Strategy

On 14 July 2004 we signed the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.Bickleigh Floods

The declaration requires councils to develop an action plan to use their responsibilities and areas of influence to help tackle climate change. As a result, Devon County Council published its first climate change strategy in 2005.

The Climate Change Strategy and its action plan were revised in 2018 following a detailed review of local activity and the current policy environment by the Centre for Energy and the Environment at Exeter University.

We are delivering a range of projects to help reduce Devon’s greenhouse gas emissions and implement the Climate Change Strategy.

The Council’s Climate Change Strategy will be updated again following the publication of the Devon Carbon Plan, which will include actions for organisations and individuals across Devon.