SSN Analysis Report - Scottish Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Reporting

13th February 2018

The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) have published their 2016/2017 Analysis Report based on the annual submissions from the Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) reports, which were submitted for the deadline of 30 November 2017.

The analysis report covers all 180 Scottish Public Bodies and their action on climate change, including carbon emissions, projects, governance, procurement, adaptation and wider influence activities.

A headline outcome from the analysis includes the 8% reduction in emissions from the public bodies, attributed to successful carbon reduction projects, an increase in use of renewable energy, and the electricity grid becoming less carbon intensive.

SSN have also noted these changes since the previous year's (2015/2016) reports:
  • There has been a 20% increase in carbon savings from implementation of mitigation projects across the sector
  • There has been a 20% increase in reported carbon savings from renewable energy generation
  • There was a reduction in 6% of waste tonnage going to landfill
  • There was a 2.2% drop in electricity consumption
  • Almost 60% of public bodies reported renewable generation - with solar panels featuring prominently, closely followed by biomass generation

Further and Higher Education Sector

All 44 eligible Scottish Further and Higher Education (FHE) institutions submitted reports for the 2017 deadline. The EAUC-Scotland Office will be producing a sector specific report for the Scottish Funding Council in the following months; this report will be circulated throughout the EAUC-Scotland networks.

An FHE sector event is also being planned in collaboration with SSN for the start of April to help feed back and improve on the 2016/2017 PBCCD reports for the next deadline of 30 November 2018. If you have any questions or would like to be kept informed of the EAUC-Scotland report or sector event please get in touch with the EAUC-Scotland Office.

Read the full SSN Public Bodies 2016/2017 Analysis Report here

EAUC-Scotland Sustainable Scotland Network