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COVID-19 and what next

Climate emergency

Young people are at the heart of the fight against the climate emergency and their voice will guide our response throughout.

Our young people have been loud and clear about the need for climate action now. The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to reduce our environmental impact and build back better.

While the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on our vulnerable children and families are at the forefront of our immediate response, the long-term safeguarding of the lives of children and young people is also important. 

Action on climate change is therefore a key priority for the Partnership. Our three core partners have already signed up to the Devon Climate Emergency Project (DCE), working with other public, private and voluntary sector organisations to make Devon net-zero and help the county adapt to a warmer world, but we can do more as a Partnership

What are we going to do?

  • Ensure the voice of young people is heard within the Devon SCP and the DCE response group
  • Make environmental factors explicit in the impact and risk assessments of partner agencies
  • Reduce the direct environmental impact of the Partnership’s activity


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