September 2019

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Published on 27 September 2019

Climate Change: Councillors briefed on technical report

On 24 September a climate change expert from the University of Exeter gave an illustrated talk to Councillors, summarising a recent technical report on Climate Change.

Tony Norton’s presentation was based on a 600-page document called Net Zero – the UK’s contribution to stopping Global Warming, which was published on 2 May 2019.
The briefing was arranged to give Councillors an idea of the wider global context of the climate change threat as a backdrop to their own discussions about how Teignbridge District Council can best become carbon neutral through operational and policy changes.

Information from the briefing is now available and will be signposted via our Social Media channels. Councillors will be able to use the information to inform their constituents as part of our ongoing efforts to combat climate change.

  • At a Full Council meeting on 24 September, following this briefing, Councillors agreed to appoint a full-time Climate Change Officer to take forward the council’s carbon neutral agenda.