Dartmoor National Park Authority was created by the Environment Act 1995 to:

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We also have a duty to:

We have approximately 90 staff working in five sites across Dartmoor. Our head office is at Parke, where our leadership team is based.

We are governed by 19 members who are appointed by local authorities and central government.

We aim to:


The tors of Dartmoor rise above the morning mist. Photo taken from Chulmleigh, Grant Sherman 13/7/2020


Climate Plan March 2020 Non-technical Summary

This carbon action plan has been produced in response to Dartmoor National Park Authority’s (DNPA) declaration of a climate emergency and ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025.

The action plan analyses DNPA’s carbon footprint and found the Authority’s 2018/19 Scope 1 and 2 footprint (i.e. direct emissions from fuel burned and energy used) was 157.1 tonnes CO2e. This is a 51.6% reduction in carbon emission compared to the 2009/10 footprint, 304.7 tonnes CO2e.

More work needs to be done to understand the Authority’s Scope 3 footprint (i.e. indirect emissions from the goods we buy and sell, the services we procure, our investments, waste production, land assets etc.).

Projects to help the Authority reduce its emissions are recommended and their potential emissions savings estimated where possible. Project costs are estimated where sufficient information is available, these are initial costs, based on assumptions and will be liable to change. The below summarises the project areas recommended in the action plan:

Project area Summary 

The action plan should be considered an iterative exercise, it is inaccurate in places and it will need to change to respond to new opportunities. A review of the climate action plan is recommended at least every two years. 

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