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Net zero for Exeter

Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan

Exeter has an ambitious goal to be a net zero city by 2030. Between 2015 and 2023, Exeter City Futures provided a vehicle for partners to come together to define the approach to this vital task.

Exeter City Futures was instrumental in developing the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan and in bringing institutions and communities together around four themes: energy, transport, capability and sustainability.  The Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan has been adopted by leaders across all partners.

Download the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan.

Exeter City Futures closed down at the end of June 2023. Going forward, the goals will be delivered through the strategies of Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, the University of Exeter, Exeter College and the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. For more information please see this article.


GHG Inventory and sector emissions monitoring report for Exeter

In 2021 the Centre for Energy and the Environment at the University of Exeter was commissioned to establish a baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the city, quantify the reductions required to achieve net zero in 2030 and identify more specific and timely metrics for monitoring progress towards carbon neutrality in each emissions sector.


Download the 2019 GHG Inventory and sector emissions monitoring report for Exeter.


The GHG inventory reports emissions for eight sectors: power, buildings, industry, transport, agriculture, land use, waste and fluorinated gasses (F gases). The inventory is for territorial emissions. Territorial emissions are those arising from within the boundaries of the city and are therefore more in the control of people living, working and visiting the city


When this content has been updated

Last updated 3 July 2023