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1 Supporting Local Government Steve Waller, Sustainability Advisor, IDeA Raising our Game 4 September 2008

2 Assessment LSP self evaluation, CAA, Area risk assessment, Scored Judgements and 198 National Indicators Policy Carbon Reduction Commitment, Planning and Sustainable Homes, The Merton Rule Practice Nottingham Declaration Local Area Agreement Tackling Climate Change Beacons The new climate for local authorities Support

3 Signs of commitment National Indicators (of the 150 LAAs) NI 185 CO2 reduction from local authority operations - 35 LAAs agreed this as an indicator NI 186 Per Capita CO2 reductions in the local authority area LAAs agreed as an indicator NI 188 Planning to adapt to climate change - 56 agreed The new climate for local authorities

4 Signs of commitment Nottingham Declaration- signed by 331 English Councils Carbon Trust – 215 Councils now engaged on LA Carbon Management programme The new climate for local authorities

5 Climate Change Events Regional indicator workshops with NDP/GOs Climate Change Beacons events starting with the Learning Exchange 23 September Guidance Revised Nottingham Declaration website Defra spreadsheet for monitoring NI 185 Defra / AEA data for NI 186 UKCIP guidance notes for NI 188 (available November) Support

6 Climate Change (2) Forthcoming Guidance Nottingham Declaration Self assessment benchmark on climate change CAA self evaluation tool from LGA/IDeA will signpost to guidance on climate change Support

7 Climate Change (3) Support Support provided by national agencies including Carbon Trust, EST and UKCIP Climate Change Best Practice Programme - £4Million programme mainly delivered by the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships Support

8 Sustainable Development Positive Futures – 2 day conference for sustainability practioners 5/6 May 2009 In development Local Sustainable development lens – a web based tool to track and assess SD performance through the National Indicators Development programme for LA elected members on SD and climate change Support

9 Key Success Factors Vision Leadership Partnership Organisational Support Communicating effectively Enable change through resources and support Reinforcement through targets, data and monitoring

10 Contact Steve Waller Sustainability Advisor, IDeA


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