Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland
The Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) programme is delivered by the EAUC and funded by the Scottish Funding Council from 2014-2017.
The commitment creates a structure for the universities and colleges to show the reduction of carbon emissions and commitment to tackling climate change. Universities and colleges, as named major players within Scottish legislation, have a pivotal role in improving the natural and built environment through:
their primary role as educators, skills trainers and researchers
as owners and operators of large and complex estates
as the focus of many local communities
What the UCCCfS involves for the universities and colleges
All Scottish Universities and Colleges as of 2016 signed the UCCCfS certificate as a public declaration that the institution acknowledges the Scottish Government targets to reduce carbon emissions (80% by 2050)
See your institution's signed UCCCfS certificate here
Signatories produce and publish a 5-year Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) which will be incorporated into established improvement processes, with the aim to achieve a significant reduction in emissions.
View all current CCAPs here
Annual reporting on carbon emissions has previously been a part of the UCCCfS programme. However, with changes to The Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) reporting will now be mandatory through the Scottish Government.
More information about Reporting can be found here
How the EAUC-Scotland Office supports the UCCCfS
Underpinning the UCCCfS is a package of support all of which provide opportunities for sharing best practice and networking, including:
For further information, if you would like EAUC-S to visit your institution or have any thoughts on maximising this programme as outlined above, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact the Scotland Office