SSN Release PBCCD Analysis Report 2017/18

4.6% reduction in emissions from Scottish Public Bodies
The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) have published their 2017/18 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 2018.

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 4.6% reduction in emissions from the public bodies, attributed to successful carbon reduction projects, an increase in use of renewable energy, and the decarbonisation of the electricity grid.

SSN have also noted these changes since the previous year's (2016/17) reports:
  • There was a 2.9% drop in electricity consumption
  • The amount of waste going to landfill has reduced by 3%
  • 63% of public bodies reported renewable generation
  • Energy generation from renewable technologies has increased by 5%
Further and Higher Education Sector 

All 44 eligible Scottish Further and Higher Education (FHE) institutions submitted reports for the 2018 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.

Read the full SSN Public Bodies 2017/2018 Analysis Report here
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