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2 Sustainability Reporting Workshop: Carbon Management Plans and the Carbon Metric Click anywhere to move to the next slide Originally delivered in March 2013 by: Colin McNaught and Chris Hoy (Ricardo-AEA) On behalf of Zero Waste Scotland and the Carbon Trust

3 Content Introduction Why carbon emissions are important The policies driving reduction Introduction to the Carbon Metric Integration with Carbon Management Plans Impact on Carbon Management Plans Click anywhere to move to the next slide

4 About Zero Waste Scotland … Zero Waste Scotland delivers a range of support programmes, campaigns and other interventions to help people and organisations on the journey to Zero Waste. These include: – Services to business – Local and national campaigns – Voluntary waste reduction agreements (Courtauld, Halving Waste to Landfill) – Expert support to Local Authorities, resource management businesses and the third sector – Capital investment – Research, training and identifying best practice Click anywhere to move to the next slide

5 About the Carbon Trust … The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organisation helping business, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. Click anywhere to move to the next slide

6 Aim of the workshop … Give an insight into the Carbon Metric and its Phase 2 development Provide guidance on waste in Carbon Management Plans Identify how they can be integrated in the future Click anywhere to move to the next slide

7 Policy Backdrop Context on why Carbon Management Plans and the Carbon Metric are required: Climate Change Climate Change (Scotland) Act Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources Zero Waste Plan Establishment of the Carbon Metric Click anywhere to move to the next slide

8 Climate Change Remains a key threat A global issue Global emissions & impacts So global emissions matter Click anywhere to move to the next slide

9 Sources of emissions Fossil fuel use Coal, gas, etc. Transportation Petrol, diesel, etc. Land use change Deforestation, release of carbon in soils So policy needs to address global sources Click anywhere to move to the next slide

10 Emissions savings Action in Scotland reduces emissions across the global supply chain So increases the carbon benefits of the actions you take The Carbon Metric allows you to take full credit for the total global savings Click anywhere to move to the next slide Scotland Rest of the World

11 Climate Change (Scotland) Act Sets the key targets on carbon in Scotland 1990 baseline to -42% by 2020, -80% by 2050 Introduces Public Sector Duty: 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.” Click anywhere to move to the next slide

12 Measuring carbon (1) Annual targets measured on a territorial basis, i.e. emissions released in Scotland: – Fossil fuels in boilers – Petrol and diesel in cars, trucks, etc. – Methane from landfills So includes part of the waste cycle Click anywhere to move to the next slide

13 Measuring carbon (2) Scottish Ministers must lay before the Scottish Parliament a report in respect of each year in the period This report must, in so far as reasonably practicable, set out the emissions of greenhouse gases (whether in Scotland, or elsewhere), which are produced by or otherwise associated with the consumption and use of goods and services in Scotland during that year. Click anywhere to move to the next slide

14 Measuring carbon (3) Consumption basis includes emissions outside of Scotland: – To produce the goods and services we consume – To deal with the recyclables and waste we export So includes all stages of the waste cycle This will be outlined in more detail later Click anywhere to move to the next slide

15 Quiz: Impact of waste reduction Question: How much higher are the consumption based carbon savings from reducing waste by one tonne? A)5% B)55% C)800% Click anywhere for answer Scotland Rest of the World

16 Quiz: Impact of waste reduction Question: How much higher are the consumption based carbon savings from reducing waste by one tonne? A)5%Paper & Card recycling B)55%Wood recycling C)800%Ferrous prevention Click anywhere to move to the next slide Scotland Rest of the World

17 Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources Recognises that every item we use is a resource that has a value Efficiency, avoiding waste and reusing items deliver financial and environmental benefits Sets a wider context for the Zero Waste Plan Click anywhere to move to the next slide

18 Zero Waste Plan Sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for a zero waste society Describes a Scotland where all waste is seen as a resource Sets new measures for: – Waste prevention – Landfill bans – Separate collection of materials – Restriction on inputs to energy from waste – Good practice and improved information Click anywhere to move to the next slide

19 Zero Waste Plan Set two new targets to be achieved by 2025 and that will apply to all waste: – 70% target recycled – Maximum 5% sent to landfill A requirement to measure the carbon impacts of waste Click anywhere to move to the next slide

20 Carbon Metric Published in March 2011 to meet the Zero Waste Plan action to “introduce a Carbon Metric for waste, to identify and prioritise the materials with the highest environmental benefit for recycling.” Domestic recycling targets for wastes to be Carbon Metric based targets The UKs requirement to meet the EU target of household waste recycling/composting of 50% by 2020 on a tonnage basis remains. Click anywhere to move to the next slide

21 This concludes Section 1. You are now ready for the next module: Section 2 – Measuring and Reporting Scottish Government and Sustainability Reports Climate Change Carbon Management Plans Development of reporting


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