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.

Sector Expertise

Bottom-up understanding of the needs and motivations of citizens, as well as engaging with communities to inspire positive actions and behaviours 

How new technologies and business models are transforming the way people and goods are transported to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable cities 

Maximising the opportunities for employment and wealth creation and helping to establish the necessary governance, policy and capital funding to make this possible 

What We Delivered

Defining commercial opportunities and the underlying economic impacts of a project 

Professional engagement with relevant stakeholders and experts to uncover key insights and identify shared priorities 

Defining key stakeholders, determining their priorities and defining their relationship to a client or project 

We reimagine services in order to create new economic value and meet customer needs in new ways.