Annual Reporting Guidance & Resources
Scotland’s ambitious national legislation and action plans are driving progress on emissions reduction and climate action. Public bodies have a key role to play in leading delivery of these national targets and influencing wider action. Annual reporting is critical to measuring progress and driving better decision making.
To comply with Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) annual reports must be submitted by 30 November using the Scottish Government's online system ProcXed. The guidance and other resources below will help you complete each part of the report. 'Getting Started' covers accessing and using ProcXed and includes the latest guidance on completing your report. For other inquiries please contact email@example.com.
SSN Member Event Resources
Key materials from our member events, inclulding event write-ups, recordings and slides.
SSN Strategy Launch Event
On 16 September 2020, Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN), launched a new strategy for 2020-24. The strategy aims to support public sector action on the climate emergency and support a sustainable green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
SSN hosted a member workshop aimed to help members understand more about offsetting and its potential role in their carbon management strategy to meet their organisational carbon targets.
Going Beyond Net Zero (Webinar 2)
Resources from the second in a series of joint webinars with Zero Waste Scotland exploring the ZWS net-zero plan and Sustainable Procurement.
Going Beyond Net Zero (Webinar 1)
Zero Waste Scotland shared their Net-Zero Plan with around 70 SSN members on 6th May 2020 in the first webinar as part of a joint project between ZWS and SSN.
Net Zero Ready: Scotland Ups the Pace
A consultation report on public bodies role in tackling climate change
Briefing: Climate Emergency & Net Zero Target
Policy priorities, themes and actions to support response to the climate emergency
What's your strategy?
Key resources and reading materials.
Regional Partnerships for the Future
Presentations, thematic materials & background
Member Case Studies
Sustainable Horizons: Climate Ready Clyde
The report explores the value of partnership in driving the success of Climate Ready Clyde, an initiative delivered by the sustainability charity Sniffer.
Sustainable Horizons: Hydrogen
The report examines the activity and impact of hydrogen clusters on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.K.
CHP Case Study: University of Strathclyde
Dr Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director of Estates shares how the CHP scheme benefits the university and the challenges and take-aways from the project.
Planning & Project Tools
Identifying, developing and tracking progress on projects, targets and actions are key measures for public sector organisations. These measures enable organisational transparency, drive change and help demonstrate compliance with Public Bodies Duties. The resources featured below have been developed by SSN or our partners.
Guidelines for Climate Change Communications
University of Strathclyde have released new guidelines for climate change communication
Climate Change Adaptation Resources
Aimed at universities & colleges
A Guide to Climate Change Impacts
Adapting Scotland's historic places
Climate Ready Public Sector
Scotland Adapts: A Capability Framework
Climate Change Assessment Tool
Carbon Footprint and Project Register Tool
Individual, Social and Material (ISM) Framework
SSN Action Groups
Over the course of 2019, SSN members established three Action Groups focussing on governance, finance and reporting. The groups worked to harness the knowledge and experience of the network, identify practical resources for members and make strategic recommendations to a wider audience. Some of the outcomes of each group are available below.
Governance Action Group
Lorna Jarvie shares learnings from the group and resources created to support public sector organisations.
Finance Action Group
The Finance Action Group has developed tools for SSN members to help accelerate learning and understanding.
Reporting Action Group
The Reporting Action Group shares their member discussions and findings.