Public Bodies Climate Change Duties 2016 - FHE Analysis & Recommendations

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November 2016 was the first year for Scottish universities and colleges to submit their Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) reports as named 'major players' within the public sector. The reports are due annually on 30 November through the Scottish Government's online portal which is supported by the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN).

The six sections required for the report covers:

  1. Organisation Profile
  2. Governance, management & strategy
  3. Corporate emissions, projects & targets
  4. Adaptation
  5. Procurement
  6. Validation

The final 'Recommended' section is a space for FHE to show their wider work such as engagement with students, staff, community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum.

The 2016 submissions were an important step for the sector to improve data collection and track progress over the subsequent years as well as highlight some of the great projects and case studies that the sector is producing.

The EAUC-Scotland, as part of the Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Funding Council, will produce an annual report analysing and recommending areas for improvement and work for the next year. The report for the 2016 submissions is available in the 'Downloads' area to the right of this page.

EAUC-Scotland has been collaborating with sector partners in order to provide the Scottish universities and colleges with support for reporting. If there is any training or support that you feel your institution could benefit from please get in touch with the EAUC-Scotland Office.