> Exeter produced 691 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the third lowest for a local authority in Devon. Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions reduced by 20%.
> Exeter produced the joint lowest amount (with Torridge) of road transport CO2 emissions (114 kt) for a local authority in Devon in 2008.
> Exeter residents were responsible for a total of 5.8 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, lower than the average for Devon and the South West. This was the lowest recorded by a local authority in Devon and the seventh lowest in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 24% in Exeter.
> There are 3 river water bodies within Exeter. Our latest assessment of these classified two as moderate and one as good.
> Exeter is the smallest local authority area in the South West, with almost 47,877 m2 within its realm, almost 0.2% of the total area of the South West. The largest proportion of land in Exeter is classified as green space, accounting for 51% of its total area in 2005.
> Exeter City Council was not in the top ten lowest producers of residual waste produced however were doing well in the bottom half of the league table in the South West, with 480.16 kg/household in 2009/10. Exeter City Council in 2009/10 against the other South West Councils, was in the bottom half of the recycling league table with 36.18%.
> The population of Exeter was estimated to be 119,600 in June 2010, 2.3% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> The number of households in the Exeter City Council in 2033 is predicted to be 23.5% (12,000) higher than in 2008, below the 30% increase predicted for the region as a whole.
> There is a Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) for the Exe. It sets out how the Environment Agency will manage water abstraction until 2014 for the Exe catchment.
> Exeter citizens had an average eco-footprint of 4.44 gha. This was the second lowest in both Devon and the SW Region
> Devon County Council had an allocation of 156,679 tonnes and only landfilled 133,376 tonnes (85.1%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste.