Public Bodies Climate Change Duties - Reporting Tools & Resources

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A lot of support is available for universities and colleges to assist with completing the annual reports to comply with the Scottish Public Bodies Climate Change Duties. The reports are due annually on 30 November.

Please get in contact with the EAUC Scotland Office (scotland@eauc.org.uk) if you have any resources to add to this page or are looking for more support.

EAUC-Scotland

  • 2017-18 FHE PBCCD Submissions Analysis Report here
    • Overview of FHE sector emissions including breakdown for each reporting section and best practice examples
  • 2016-17 FHE PBCCD Submissions Analysis Report here
    • Overview of FHE sector emissions including breakdown for each reporting section and best practice examples
  • 2015-16 FHE PBCCD Submissions Analysis Report here
    • Overview of FHE sector emissions including breakdown for each reporting section and best practice examples
  • 2014-15 FHE PBCCD Submissions Analysis Report here
    • Overview of the sector using PBCCD reports submitted in the voluntary year 2015 as well as HESA data where available
  • Aligning Operational Reporting Boundaries Research Report (2019) here
    • Research report into the boundaries used by different Scottish FHE institutions for PBCCD Reporting, and the optimal reporting boundaries for the sector
  • The Sustainability Exchange here
    • A hub for case studies, resources and guidance on mitigation and adaptation projects in FHE institutions. Search for the tag 'PBCCD' in particular to find related resources
  • Sustainability Leadership Scorecard here
    • A useful tool to pull sustainability activity across your institution together in one place to support completion of both the Required and Recommended section
  • Wider Influences Reporting Webinar here
    • A webinar with SSN giving examples and tips for completing the 'Recommended' section of the PBCCD Reports
  • Carbon Footprint and Project Register Tool Training Resources here
    • The tool is useful for setting a baseline and understanding your carbon emissions better - it feeds into the PBCCD
  • Adaptation webinar series here
    • How-to webinar on the process of completing the Adaptation section of the PBCCD
  • Waste Topic Support Network Notes here
    • Dedicated session on reporting waste in the PBBCD submission
  • Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network Notes here
    • Notes from the meeting with SSN presenting on procurement section of the PBCCD submissions
  • EAUC events and webinars here.
    • Keep an eye out for future training and events run by us or promoted on our website, including webinars

Sustainable Scotland Network

  • Reporting support and resources including guidance for this year's reporting here
    • Written guidance, videos and notes to help with completion of the PBCCD Report
  • 2016-17 Public Sector Analysis by SSN here
    • Public sector overview of carbon emissions from the reports submitted November 2017, including best practice and areas for improvement

  • 2015-16 Public Sector Analysis by SSN here
    • Public sector overview of carbon emissions from the reports submitted November 2016, including best practice and areas for improvement
  • Access to the online reporting platform here

Resource Efficient Scotland

  • Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) here.
    • To self-evaluate performance under the public sector duties of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, by assessing climate change credentials, identifying organisational strengths and weaknesses, driving continuous improvement regarding carbon management and focusing resources on key areas to improve sustainability, reduce emissions and costs
  • Guidance for public sector organisations on carbon management plans here. Including:
    • Carbon Footprint and Project Register Tool, one for small and one for large organisations, including a video guide of how to use the tool
    • Self-Diagnosis Tool to help you review or develop a carbon management plan
    • Carbon Management Plan Templates, with and without detailed wording for guidance
  • Savings Finder Tool here.
    • To help you assess and prove the business case for action by reducing energy, water, waste disposal and raw material / procurement costs
  • Whole Life Costing Tool here.
    • Designed for evaluating the whole life cost of  new construction projects
  • Training events and webinars here
    • A range of topics offered free around Scotland

Adaptation Scotland

  • Climate Ready Public Sector webpage here
    • Resources and case studies for public sector bodies
  • Five Steps to managing your climate risk guidance for public bodies in Scotland here
    • Designed to support compliance with the Public Bodies Climate Change Duties
  • Adapting to climate change introduction here.
    • Introduction for Public Sector policy makers, resource managers and practitioners
  • Adaptation Learning Exchange programme here
    • Supporting public bodies to overcome common adaptation planning challenges as part of a peer support group

Carbon Trust


Please get in touch with the EAUC-Scotland Office if there is anything specific you need help with