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Climate Change Emergency

On 18 April 2019, Full Council declared an environment and climate emergency, and a letter asking for support and backing from central government was sent to the Prime Minister from the Leader of the Council on 1 July that year.  

Our councillors have committed to doing what is within our powers to become carbon neutral district by 2025, and as a signatory of the Devon Climate Emergency, we are working with partners across Devon and the South West in pursuit of these goals.

Councillor Jackie Hook is our Executive Member for Climate Change, Trees, Coast, and Flood Risk Management, and provides strategic direction for the Authority’s response to the Climate Emergency. If you would like to speak with her about climate change in your community, contact details are available on our Democratic Services webpages.

We have played a leading role in tackling climate change for some time, with lots of work completed and on-going in the Council Strategy’s ‘Zero Heroes’ project.

Since declaring the Environment and Climate Emergency, we have revisited these plans to create a Carbon Action Plan Part 1 covering our in-house operations setting out a series of actions to tackle emissions produced as a consequence of the services that we deliver as a local authority; this was adopted by Full Council in July 2022.

We are working with communities and businesses to create the second part of our Carbon Action Plan covering what needs to happen at District level working towards our net zero goal for Teignbridge. We look forward to launching this plan in 2024.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 24 January 2024