Exeter City Council has tasked Exeter City Futures CIC with curating a shared roadmap to a carbon neutral city by 2030, a responsibility that we have accepted with pride. This roadmap will set out the scale of the challenge, the likely actions that will need to be taken and an estimate of the investment that will be required to ensure that Exeter is, and is in a position to remain, carbon neutral.
Our 12 Goals will form the framework on which the city’s response to this ambition will be developed. From our extensive engagement, research and analysis to date, including our 2017 Energy Independence Report, we have defined a Blueprint for a Net Zero Exeter which we present in this document.
This essentially sets out a specification for all the things that Exeter will need to have in place to be carbon neutral. Over the coming weeks we will begin a programme of public engagement as well as focussed activities with businesses, community and city leaders; culminating in the Net Zero Exeter Mobilisation Summit on 26 March 2020.
The purpose of our engagement activities around this blueprint document will be to reflect on the perspectives of the people who live and work in the city, as well as those who are tasked with leadership. The information and responses gathered from our activities will be drawn together to form a collaborative Net Zero Exeter Roadmap.
There will be hurdles and many of the features in the blueprint present significant challenges. But it’s not impossible. With the will of people from the city we can and must achieve this. Together we are stronger, and to achieve an ambition of this scale, collective, practical action is what truly matters.
The document can be accessed via the link below: