Councillors Climate Support Network

Establishing a Climate Emergency support network

Following up on interest from several councils who enquired about support available for action around the climate emergency, including seeking to understand the potential of developing a network, Devon Communities Together (DCT) collaboratively designed a survey to better understand the range of current actions undertaken and the needs and demands of councils across Devon. In December 2020 and January 2021 107 total responses were received to this survey (from 97 unique councils).

Full survey findings can be found by clicking the link below:

 Council Climate Survey

The findings showed strong support for developing a network and primary support needs named were:

  • a) Community engagement and consultation to develop future plans.
  • b) Support in creating baseline analysis of CO2 emissions in their community.

On April 7th we hosted a first network meeting on Zoom to continue to understand the shape any support networks could take, and provide expert speaker input on community engagement and CO2 baselining. Over 70 people attended this event, and a second meeting is being planned for late June. 

For more information, please contact harry.bonnell@devoncommunities.org.uk