Support programme for carbon strategy and policy development

Guidance on Carbon Mangement Plans

Carbon management

Zero Waste Scotland commissioned Urban Foresight to develop and deliver a new programme to offer support to public sector organisations in developing carbon management strategies.

Research has identified that not all public sector bodies have carbon management plans, with a poor uptake identified in Scotland’s NHS Boards, education sectors and Non Departmental Public Bodies. Many of the carbon management plans developed were only targeted to 2015, resulting in a recognised requirement to refresh and update existing plans and to prepare plans for the public sector bodies without current plans.

Running from August 2015 to early 2016, the Support Programme for Carbon Strategy And Policy Development was designed to support 20 public sector organisations in the development of effective and compliant documents, provided via Urban Foresight’s expert project team which combines expertise in carbon reporting and measurement, policy and strategy development, and building low carbon networks & clusters.

The team has designed a five stage process to ensure that each organisation can develop effective and compliant carbon management strategies and documents, with results reviewed at each stage with Zero Waste Scotland to ensure that support programme meets all of the required objectives.

Using this process, Urban Foresight is delivering a tailored programme providing practical, technical support and advice on key elements including data collation, data analysis, developing a project portfolio and identifying and setting realistic and measurable targets.

What We Delivered

We design and facilitate training programmes to meet the needs of organisation’s and individuals.

We are expert at running workshops and focus groups, using a variety of tools and techniques to combine and share information from large and small groups

We provide practical guidance and define the resources, roles and outcomes required to implement innovation projects

Exploring possible futures to understand what’s important and what’s possible

We run stakeholder networks that buzz with enthusiastic influencers and collaborators who solve problems, share knowledge and make good things happen

Defining the key features, structure, criteria for success, and major deliverables of a new project or programme

Sector Expertise

Understanding and avoiding the negative impacts of businesses, cities and communities on the environment

Developing secure, clean and affordable energy systems that are optimised for renewables and integrate new products and services

Understanding the implications of public policy and developing recommendations to support policy and legislative change

We design project organisations and owner’s teams, support capability building, and help implement management processes that enable.