In 2019, Exeter City Council asked Exeter City Futures CIC to curate a shared plan for the city to become carbon neutral city by 2030, setting 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.

Our 12 Goals formed the framework on which the city’s response will be developed. From our extensive engagement, research and analysis to date, including our 2017 Energy Independence Report, we defined a Blueprint for a Net Zero Exeter. This set out a specification for all the things that Exeter will need to have in place to be carbon neutral.

During February and March 2020 we used this to inform a programme of public engagement as well as focussed activities with businesses, community and city leaders to culminate in the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan.

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: