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Inverclyde Council

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… by the end of the Plan period. The Council then devised a new Carbon Management Plan with a carbon reduction target of 12% by end 2016/17 using a baseline of 2011/12. The plan sought to reduce carbon emissions from the following sources: • Energy use in buildings • Energy use for street lighting • Fuel use for fleet transport • Business travel miles • Water use in buildings • Municipal waste…

… of 4,221 tonnes of carbon. • Reduced the total amount of waste sent to landfill by 18,574 tonnes. • Reduced carbon emissions from energy use in buildings by 25.4%, the equivalent of 3,499 tonnes of carbon. • Reduced electricity consumption from street lighting by 17%, over 900,000 kWh of electricity. 1.3 Implementation of previous Carbon Management Plans In attempting to achieve the carbon reduction

…, the Scottish Government introduced ‘Public Bodies Duties Required Public Sector Climate Change Reporting’. The Public Bodies Duties section of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act had made provision for mandatory climate change reporting by major players in the public sector. National annual greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets had been missed 1 IPCC Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report…

…, the Scottish Government released a number of publications concerning climate change and energy. In particular are proposals for a new Climate Change Bill and Climate Change Plan. The new Climate Change Bill proposes a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 90% by 2050 from a 1990 baseline, with interim targets of 56% by 2020, 66% by 2030 and 78% by 2040. The Climate Change Plan includes a target…

… the Climate Change Plan 12 Appendix 13 2 CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Council’s original Carbon Management Plan (2007) set a target to reduce carbon emissions from the Council’s operations by 15% by the end of financial year 2012/13, using financial year 2007/08 emissions as a baseline. This target was surpassed a year early in 2011/12, with a reduction of 15.9% achieved…


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