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Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Reporting 2019/20

16 March 2021

SSN analysis provides valuable insight into the public sector's response to the climate emergency and its progress towards meeting Scotland's ambitious climate change targets.

Today, the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) publishes its fifth analysis of mandatory public sector climate change reporting, showing a continued decline in emissions.

The report analyses 2019/20 Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) Reports, submitted in November 2020, by Scotland’s public bodies classified as ‘major players’ by the Scottish Government. Major players report on areas such as governance, adaptation, and corporate emissions.

The PBCCD Analysis Report 2019-20 presents key findings on public sector corporate emissions, highlighting important emission reduction projects and renewable energy initiatives.

Key findings:

Kathyrn Dapré, SSN Chair:

“I am extremely proud of my public sector colleagues in returning good quality climate change reports last year, in spite of the ongoing Covid pandemic and the extra pressures this has put on organisations. Public sector greenhouse gas emissions have now fallen by over 28% in the last 5 years, and 22 public bodies have set net-zero carbon targets that either meet, or are more ambitious than, the national net-zero target of 2045. But we do not underestimate the scale of the challenge we face in meeting those targets. The analysis shows that decarbonisation of heat will be the biggest of these challenges, and only through working collaboratively will public bodies overcome this. SSN remains committed to our members and to Scottish Government in supporting emissions reduction efforts and a green recovery across the Scottish public sector.” Kathryn Dapré, SSN Chair

Download report here.

Individual reports are now available on the SSN website.

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