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  1. SustainabilityInsight UCCCfS Workshop Climate Change Action Plans Design, Development and Implementation

  2. Climate Change Action PlansWelcome SustainabilityInsight Contact Details Colin Brown Director Built Environment & Sustainable Development Sustainability Insight T0131 476 3020 M0754 502 5219 Ecolin.brown@sustainabilityinsight.co.uk Wwww.sustainabilityinsight.co.uk Sustainability In Waste Sustainability In Corporate Responsibility

  3. Climate Change Action PlansWelcome SustainabilityInsight • Recent Sustainability Insight FHE Engagement • EAUC Resource Map • SFC Sustainable Development Estate Management • Guidance – 2009 Amendment and Update • DFID Promoting Poverty Aware Procurement on • Campus • Sustainability Insight Climate Change Action Plan • (CCAP) Design, Delivery and Implementation • EAUC CCAP Workshop Events • EAUC CCAP Template and Proforma Review

  4. Climate Change Action PlansIntroduction SustainabilityInsight • Objectives of Today • WILL NOT • Instruct you on what a CCAP will look like or what it must contain • WILL • Provide relevant CCAP information and appropriate guidance and advice • Facilitate debate and initiate discussion. Chatham House rules apply • Review and develop existing and proposed CCAP guidance • Begin the process to establish best practice CCAP checklists and or CCAP • Template to provide further guidance & direction throughout the CCAP process • Feedback all findings and consultation to EAUC and UCCCfS Advisory Board

  5. Climate Change Action PlansIntroduction SustainabilityInsight • Event Structure • Four short sessions of roughly the same format: • Introduction and analysis of one of the Four main aspects of a Climate • Change Action Plan – Why, What, Who and How • Relevant Scottish FHE Case Study/ shared experience from the floor • Workshop and consultation related to associated CCAP topic • Summary of workshop findings • Q & A

  6. Climate Change Action PlansIntroduction SustainabilityInsight • Group Participation • Some of you are well down the road of completing your CCAPs • Some of you are responsible for driving the sustainability agenda within the • FHE sector • Some of you have allocated resource in terms of both finance and agenda • focussed personnel to address climate change, carbon emissions reduction • and sustainability issues • Together you may represent for 10% - 15% of the sector

  7. Climate Change Action PlansIntroduction SustainabilityInsight • Group Participation • Some of you have just begun or about to begin the process of completing a • CCAP • Some of you the climate change, carbon emission reduction and sustainability • are areas that have until recently, been the remit of somebody else • Some of you have yet to allocate or have just begun to allocate resources in • terms of finance • Some of you will not have additional agenda focussed personnel to address • climate change, carbon emissions reduction • and sustainability issues • Together you may represent 85% - 90% of the sector

  8. Climate Change Action PlansIntroduction SustainabilityInsight • Group Participation • Essential that we have a balanced input from both groupings • Begin the process that develops meaningful and useful material and • guidance that is developed from within the sector, for the sector • Question Sheets • Please take a couple of minutes to complete the questions relating to session • one

  9. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Why are climate change, carbon emission reduction and sustainability important issues for Scotland and FHE sector? • Planet • Legislation • Cost • Campus • Community • Education • Leadership

  10. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 – Why? SustainabilityInsight • Scotland’s Climate is already changing • Since 1961… • Temperatures have risen in every season • Become 20% wetter • Growing season earlier and longer • 25% fewer days of frost • Snow season has shortened • Source: SNIFFER A Handbook of Climate Trends Across Scotland

  11. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight By the 2050’s if emissions continue at their present rate Central estimates based on 1961-1990 baseline

  12. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Why is 2°C bad? • Increased risks of e.g.: • Water shortage • Flooding • Rising sea levels • Diseases • Warming not shared evenly – some countries warm more than others • Dr Rajendra K Pachauri, IPCC Chair, Copenhagen, March 2009

  13. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight By the 2080’s if emissions continue at their present rate Central estimates based on 1961-1990 baseline

  14. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Sea Level • The sea level in Edinburgh is expected to rise: • 13.9 cm by 2050 • 24.4 cm by 2080 • 30.5 cm by 2095

  15. Climate Change Action Plans Session one - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Legislation and Initiatives • The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change • Choosing Our Future: Scotland's Sustainable Development Strategy • LowCarbon BuildingStandards Strategy forScotland (Sullivan Report) • PAN 84: Reducing Carbon Emissions in New Development • EPBD - Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) • Zero Waste Scotland • SPTF Procuring the Future Report and Flexible Framework • People and Planet Green League • Universities That Count (UTC)

  16. Climate Change Action Plans Session one - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Legislation and Initiatives • Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration 2007 • - All 32 Local Authorities signed • - Of the 32, 5 have demonstrated real commitment to change and delivery • - Of those 5, 2 LA’s have driven the agenda forward – Fife and Borders • Scottish Climate Change Act 2009 • United Nations Climate Change Summit Copenhagen 2009 • Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland 2009

  17. Climate Change Action Plans Session one - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Scottish Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 • Summary: • Climate Change (Scotland) Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament on 24 June • 2009. Received Royal Assent and became and Act on 4 August • Main objective of Bill – reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 • Important interim target for 2020. Currently set at 42% with a power to change • based on expert advice from UK Committee on Climate Change • Basket of gases - carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, • perfluorocarbons & sulphur hexafluoride

  18. Climate Change Action Plans Session one - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Duties on Public Bodies Part 4 (1) • Duties on the face of the Act require that a public body must, in exercising its functions, act: • In the way best calculated to contribute to delivery of the Act’s emissions • reduction targets • In the way best calculated to deliver any statutory adaptation programme • In a way that it considers most sustainable

  19. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Duties on Public Bodies (2) • Scottish Ministers also able to place further statutory climate change • duties on public bodies in secondary legislation • Public bodies defined as those within meaning of s.3(1)(a) Freedom of • Information (Scotland) Act 2002 • Scottish Ministers must give guidance to relevant public bodies in • relation to climate change duties. Before bringing forward such guidance, • relevant stakeholders must be consulted • Public duty provisions must come into force no later than 18 months • after the Bill received Royal Assent

  20. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • What else is in the Act? Part 5 • Adaptation to climate change • Action plan for promotion of energy efficiency • Action plan for promotion of renewable heat • Energy performance of non-domestic buildings • Energy performance of living accommodation • Energy efficiency discount schemes – council tax and non-domestic • rates with new reporting requirements from 2012 • Promotion of water conservation and water use efficiency • Scottish civil estate – procurement and annual reporting • Waste reduction and recycling

  21. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • United Nations Copenhagen Climate Change Summit • The UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December this year hopes to have new global climate agreements on four political essentials: • How much are the industrialised countries willing to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases? • How much are major developing countries such as China and India willing to do to limit the growth of their emissions? • How is the help needed by developing countries to engage in reducing their emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change going to be financed? • How is that money going to be managed? • Scottish Gov. planning a Scotland Day at Copenhagen to highlight how Scotland and in particular the Public Sector are leading on Climate Change

  22. Climate Change Action Plans Session 1 - Why? SustainabilityInsight • Universities and Colleges Climate Change Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) • In February 2009 there were 38 signatories of the UCCCfS, constituting • 60% of universities and colleges in Scotland • Each has committed to preparing and publishing a 5 year Climate Change • Action Plan with targets and timescales to achieve significant reduction • in emissions from all business activities • This will require the allocation of time and resources but should become • part of an institution’s strategic planning process • FHE representatives liaising with Scottish Government on best practice

  23. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight Climate Change Action Plans – Where to Start? Q1. Please list the known current activity that your institute is currently undertaking regarding combating climate change and implementing sustainable development regardless of scale that relate to: Estates / Curriculum / Community Q2. Have you read the UCCCfS planning and implementation guide? Yes / No Q3. How useful was this document in aiding you in the design, development and implementation of your CCAP? Very useful / Useful / Not very useful

  24. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • For those who are already engaged in the agenda • Use existing measurement and auditing systems: • E-mandate • Environmental Management Systems • Universities that Count • Eco-Campus • ISO 14001 • Carbon Management Programmes • Sustainable Accounting Group • In house developed mechanisms

  25. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • For those of you who have not already engaged in the agenda • Can be a very daunting prospect • There is no right way. What is appropriate for one institute might be • entirely inappropriate for you • Walk around campus and talk to other members of staff in differing • departments • Speak to colleagues from other institutes for shared knowledge and • experience • Assess and review current in house practice and reporting mechanisms • Assess and determine available resources – personnel and finances

  26. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Starting point – what do we already have? • Policies • Annual audits (financial, energy, waste, water etc) • Utility bills (energy, waste, water) • Financial accounts • Committee reports • Purchasing accounts • Maintenance and Repair reports • Building log books • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) • Vehicle log books/mileage reports

  27. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Starting point – who would have relevant information? • Internal: • Estates • Maintenance • Finance • Administration • Heads of Department • Other.......

  28. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Starting point – who would have relevant information/where can I get assistance? • EAUC • SFC • Scottish and UK Governments (incl. DEFRA) • Local Authorities • APUC • Other FHE institutes • Utility companies • Supply chain • Consultancies

  29. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Starting point – who would have relevant information/where can I get assistance? • National Government Organisations including: • Carbon Trust (carbon, energy, water, transportation) • Energy Savings Trust (energy, transportation, carbon) • WRAP (waste, materials, carbon, water, energy) • NISP Scotland (waste, materials, water, transportation) • SUSTRANS (transportation) • REMADE Scotland (waste, materials)

  30. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight Case Study 1 Edinburgh College of Art Isla Duncan, Edinburgh College of Art Colin Brown, Sustainability Insight

  31. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Edinburgh College of Art • Issues/Barriers • Students and Staff • First steps • EAUC Resource Map

  32. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight Starting point – where can I get assistance? Q4. Are you aware of the SFC Sustainable Development Estate Management Guidance document? Yes / No Q5. Have you used the SFC Sustainable Development Estate Management Guidance document? Yes / No Q6. How useful was this document in aiding you in the design, development and implementation of your CCAP? Very useful / Useful / Not very useful Q7. Reasons why?

  33. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • SFC Sustainable Development Estate Management • Guidance • The revised Sustainable Development Guidance for Estate Management has • been produced on behalf of the SFC to provide colleges and universities with a • toolkit for incorporating sustainable development into practical, routine facilities • management and also for embedding the principles of sustainability in their • estate strategies • The guidance was developed in 2008 on behalf of the SFC and has • subsequently been amended and updated this year to work in tandem with • other SFC guidance and documentation and to fully integrate with the EAUC • Resource Map

  34. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight Starting point – where can I get assistance? Q8. Are you aware of the EAUC Resource Map to assist signatories address the issues of climate change, carbon emission reduction & sustainability? Yes / No Q9. Have you used the Resource Map? Yes / No Q10. How useful was this document in aiding you in the design, development and implementation of your CCAP? Very useful / Useful / Not very useful Q11. Reasons why?

  35. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight EAUC Resource Map 20 minute demonstration during (last 20 minutes of) lunch for those of you how are interested In support of the UCCCfS, EAUC-Scotland has undertaken a major resource mapping exercise to facilitate partnership between the sectors and the organisations that promote sustainable development and provide the necessary support to develop and deliver Climate Change Action Plans. Comprehensive details of 46 organisations' services and support have been collated and are found in this document. 

  36. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight EAUC Resource Map The information is organised in a framework that addresses the three recognised phases of estates development and management:1. Pre Construction2. Construction 3. Post Construction In addition to these three phases, the information has been broken down into two other groupings:1. Organisational areas of assistance 2. Sustainability Themes

  37. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight EAUC Resource Map Organisational areas of assistance have been grouped into five categories and contain information on the following:1. Funding2. Toolkits3. Workshops / Training 4. Resource Information 5. Case Studies

  38. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • EAUC Resource Map16 Sustainability Themes including: • Biodiversity  • Carbon Emission Reduction  • Community  • Education • Environmental Management Systems  • Energy Source, Consumption and Efficiency  • Information and Communication Technology • Procurement and Trade  • Sustainable Design, Construction and Building Materials  • Sustainable Development  • Transportation and travel Planning  • Water Management  • Waste Management and Recycling

  39. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight EAUC Resource MapThe Resource Map is an interactive “live” document that will be updated on a quarterly basis to reflect ongoing developments in sustainability and associated funding streams and resources.The key aim of the Resource Map is that it be a useful and user friendly tool. Therefore to ensure we deliver a tool that FHE practitioners can use effectively, we would appreciate feedback from colleagues and end-users on the Resource Map’s:1. Usability2. Usefulness 3. Layout4. Content5. Additional themes to be included6. Additional organisations to be included7. Additional support to be included

  40. Climate Change Action PlansWhere to start? SustainabilityInsight • Starting point – where can I get assistance? • Q12. Please describe and list the ways in which you have secured funding both • internally and externally for addressing: • Climate Change • Carbon Emission Reduction • Sustainability Issues • Climate Change Action Plan

  41. Climate Change Action PlansWorkshop 1 SustainabilityInsight • Where to start – UCCCfS toolkits • Facilitated discussion and consultation • What changes, additional topics would you like to sees included in the • second phase of the Resource Map – 10 minutes • What additional tools would you like to see developed to help inform you • and provide guidance on the issues relating to climate change, carbon • emission reduction and sustainability? – 10 minutes • Suggest and list ways in securing funding both internally and externally • for supporting the delivery and implementation of a Climate Change • Action Plan– 10 minutes

  42. Climate Change Action PlansWorkshop 1 SustainabilityInsight Summary and Q&A

  43. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What & Who? SustainabilityInsight • Session two agenda • What and who to include – overview and introduction • Case study 2 – What to include? • Elmwood College • Who to include? • Edinburgh University • Workshop 2 – What and Who to Include • Question Sheets • Please take a couple of minutes to complete the questions relating to session • two

  44. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What & Who? SustainabilityInsight What and who to include? Q1. Have you begun to develop a CCAP? Yes / No Q2. Where are you in the process of developing a CCAP? Yet to start / have just started / started / nearly complete / complete Q3. Have you consulted with others in the development of your CCAP? If so with whom? Q4. List any issues and barriers that you may have encountered

  45. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • What to include • Carbon Emission Reduction probably the most important element of the • plan (energy, water, waste, transportation) • However, it is not just about Carbon Emission Reduction. It includes: • Sustainable Development • Biodiversity • Community • CSR • Procurement and Trade • Construction and design – materials, layout • Building maintenance and repair – materials, design, layout • Education • Health

  46. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • What to include • The whole concept of the Climate Change Action Plan is that not • everything can be done at once • The plan simply needs to be set out what is intended overall and when • the key actions, investments and changes are to be introduced • Each of the following UCCCfS headings/topics should be addressed, • either outlining what actions are to be implemented or demonstrating why • these areas are not a priority for the 5 year action plan

  47. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • The following UCCCfS have to be addressed: • To enhance our learning and teaching through the provision of skill, • modules and courses • To promote research capacity and knowledge exchange activity in • sustainability • To reduce carbon emissions – cutting energy consumption and • substituting energy sources • To encourage waste reduction, recycling and responsible disposal • To deliver sustainable estate development – through both maintenance • and capital programme • To achieve sustainable and active travel through sustainable travel • planning • To engage with suppliers / service providers on responsible procurement • of good and services

  48. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • To enhance our learning and teaching through the provision of skill, modules and courses, including: • Qualitative and quantitative information • Taught content – programmes and curriculum • Staff training – in house training and external CPD • Staff, student and wider community awareness – Institute generated • guidance, documentation and events • External input – awareness lectures, presentations, events, seminars and • conferences • Prioritisation to be determined by the individual institute

  49. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • To promote research capacity and knowledge exchange activity in sustainability, including: • Qualitative and quantitative information • Research capacity to be determined by individual institute – may not • apply to all • Knowledge exchange to include sharing of best practice and process • with other staff members and with other FHE colleagues and NGOs • To include curriculum, guidance, projects, reports, lectures, tours, • demonstrations • Prioritisation to be determined by the individual institute

  50. Climate Change Action Plans Session 2 – What? SustainabilityInsight • To reduce carbon emissions – cutting energy consumption & substituting energy sources, including: • Qualitative and quantitative information • Consultation and communication key • Probably the most important element of the report • To include carbon footprinting exercise (energy, water, waste, • transportation) • Awareness and behavioural change required by staff, students & supply • chain. May be included as part of curriculum and training? • Work closely with your utility companies • Attention to detail – closely measure, record, monitor and review • Learn from other FHE colleagues – experience, best practice, what not to do • May provide best business case for securing additional funds for CCAP