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Our climate challenge sepa s climate change plan 2014 2018

Our climate challengeSEPA’s climate change plan 2014-2018


Our climate challenge overview

Our climate challengeOverview

  • Plan-making process

    • First plan review, issues

  • Context and background

    • The science; international and regional legislation and policies, and the Public Bodies’ Climate Change Duties

  • SEPA’s role and approach

  • Vision

  • Strategic themes and outcomes

  • Partnerships


Our climate challenge sepa s climate change plan 2014 2018

Our Climate Challenge

Plan Review Process

Consider legislation, science, policy, other public sector agencies CC Plans

Consider succcess - SWOT of current

CC Plan for SEPA

SSMT, others

Secure internal coherence,

buy-in for plan

Set outcomes from vision (workshop 1)

Internal consultation workshop 2

CCEECT PB

Initial views/ steer

Draft CC Plan 2

Consideration by CCEECT PB

Internal review of CC Plan

Revised CCP2 to CCEECT PB

CCP2 to SEPA AMT/Board

SEPA Board Strategic direction (Nov)

External partners event 2

External ptns w’shop 1/or selected engagement

Discuss timetable

- scope, emphasis, priorities

Scottish Govt consultation/ workshop

Scottish Govt

Major public bodies

SENCE/2020 Groups

Civic Scotland

October - November - December

January - February - March

April - May - June - July

Possible inter-linked SEA process


Our climate challenge plan making process

Our climate challengePlan-making process

  • Agency board direction, priorities - Nov ‘12

  • Review of 2008-2012 plan

    • Including performance, governance

  • Programme board steering process

  • Internal stakeholder consultations

    • December ’12, Jan-Feb ‘13

  • External partner workshops - Jan ‘13

  • Agency management team, board review

    • Jun; Aug; Oct ’13

  • Final approval – Nov ’13

  • Publication – Mar ‘14


Our climate challenge agency board priorities

Our climate challengeAgency board priorities

Focus - outward facing and ambitious:

Serve as an independent advisor

Be an educator, working the public sector and communities

Help Scotland adapt to changing climate

Regulate and advise working with business

Serve as an exemplar

Help staff to engage in delivering plan


Our climate challenge 2008 12 p lan review key issues

Our climate challenge2008-12 plan review – key issues

Main perceived weaknesses:

  • Implementation of strategic policies;

  • A lack of action on adaptation

    Reasons included:

  • Lack of adequate delivery process

    • translating strategic ambitions into operational activities

  • Poor communication

    • Under-reporting of activity, lack of web content

  • Lack of training

    • Greening SEPA and education operate in isolation

  • Lack of resources

  • Lack of ambition


Our climate challenge challenges and issues

Our climate challengeChallenges and issues

  • Scale of the challenge

    • Science, legislation, reality!

  • Adding value to current work

    • Including partnerships

  • Gearing up on adaptation

  • Identifying our role, USP

  • Resolving ambitions and resources


Our climate challenge achievements

Our climate challengeAchievements

  • Greening SEPA

    • 10.1% cut in ghg emissions from 2006-7

  • First climate change plan

  • Embedding cc into our work

    • RBMP

  • Public Bodies CC Duties

  • Online training module

  • Produced National Flood Risk Assessment

  • Supported SPACE Tool for planners


Our climate challenge global context

Our climate challengeGlobal context

Impacts of climate change

  • Sea level rise, droughts, corals bleaching, acid--ification, heatwaves, storms, permafrost/glaciers melt, biodiversity (retreats and advances), health impacts

  • Weather - volatility, extremes, regional variation

  • ‘Tipping points’ – stable systems become unstable, positive feedbacks @ > +2oC?

    Consequences

  • Population movements from climate impacts

  • Global security issues - resource shortages - water, oil, food


Our climate challenge scottish context

Our climate challengeScottish context

  • Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

  • Mitigation

    • -42% reduction emissions by 2020

    • -80% reductions by 2050

    • RPP2 – 2013-2027

  • Adaptation Programme

  • Delivered sustainably

  • Public Bodies Duties

    • SEPA is a ‘major player’

    • Deliver on mitigation, adaptation, sustainability


Our climate challenge the plan

Our climate challengeThe plan…

http://www.sepa.org.uk/climate_change.aspx


Our climate challenge our climate change vision

‘SEPA will do everything in its power to help Scotland address climate change to ensure that Scotland’s environment, economy and communities flourish’

Our climate challengeOur climate change vision


Our climate challenge strategic theme 1 acting as a key leader and adviser

Our ambition - to be one of Scotland’s leading authorities

Acting as an independent adviser to government

Support leadership and action, through:

Monitoring

Regulation

Scientific understanding

Working with partners

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 1Acting as a key leader and adviser


Our climate challenge strategic theme 2 helping scotland to adapt

Our climate challenge - strategic theme 2Helping Scotland to adapt

  • Play a key role in creating a resilient Scotland

  • Assist delivery of Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme

  • Promote adaptation across all of our strategic themes


Our climate challenge strategic theme 3 working with scottish business

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 3Working with Scottish business

Work with Scottish businesses, using our regulatory powers and duties

Help Scotland to move to a low carbon economy

Use resources sustainably

Fosters innovation

Delivers renewable energy targets and is resilient to a changing climate


Our climate challenge strategic theme 4 being an exemplar and educator

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 4Being an exemplar and educator

  • Become a leading exemplar and educator

  • Manage our greenhouse gas emissions

  • Prepare for a changed climate and acting sustainably


Our climate challenge delivery

Our climate challengeDelivery

The devil’s in the delivery…

Key activities linked to outcomes for 2018

Included in agency’s AOP/business plans

Programme Board – champions plan

Monitors/scrutinises progress

Reports performance 1/4ly, annual

Provides strategic direction

Input to national groups


Our climate challenge partnerships

Our climate challengePartnerships


Our climate challenge

Our climate challenge

Contact:

[email protected]


Our climate challenge1

Our climate challenge


Our climate challenge strategic theme 1 acting as a key leader adviser outcomes

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 1Acting as a key leader/adviser - outcomes

  • Be seen as key Scottish authority on climate change and its impacts

  • Provide advice to Government, others

  • Build alliances and partnerships

  • Be recognised as a key partner to Scottish Government

  • Communicate with a wide range of Scottish audiences

  • Work to sustain and enhance the benefits, goods and services that the natural environment provides


Our climate challenge strategic theme 2 helping scotland to adapt1

Our climate challenge - strategic theme 2Helping Scotland to adapt

  • Help shape resilient Scotland that is better protected from future flood risk

  • Use expertise, knowledge and information to inform policymaking

  • Work with others to:

    • Monitor actual/potential impacts of climate change

    • Work with others to communicate on adaptation issues

  • Improve our own resilience to the impacts and consequences of climate change

  • Prepare river basin management plans for sustainable water management

  • Work with land managers - promote sustainable landuse


Our climate challenge strategic theme 3 working with scottish business1

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 3Working with Scottish business

  • Understand/use regulatory controls to enable greenhouse gas reductions

  • Help promote low carbon economy, reduction in resource use

  • Collaborate with business sectors to identify shared objectives

  • Working with partners, communicate advice and information to Scottish businesses about climate change

    • Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise

  • Develop understanding/use of carbon assessment

  • Support work of 2020 Climate Group


Our climate challenge strategic theme 4 being an exemplar and educator1

Our climate challenge – strategic theme 4Being an exemplar and educator

  • Be recognised as a true exemplar/educator:

    • Managing our own performance

    • Demonstrating clear and sustained commitment/progress to meeting ghg reduction targets

  • Ensure staff are fully aware of cc vision

  • Factor climate change into business processes and planning

  • Ensure internal resource planning processes enable resources to be available


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