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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.


Member Case Studies


Queens Quay Project


West Dunbartonshire Council are taking action on fuel poverty and decarbonising heat in Clydebank by expanding their Water Source Heat Pump District Heating Network (DHN) to non-domestic and domestic buildings across the area. The development sets out the Council’s commitment to transition towards a net zero future.

Ayrshire Officers Network


The Ayrshire Officers Network was established to share learning and experience to help deliver prosperity and resilience across landscapes and communities in Ayrshire.

Developing a Routemap to 2030


Aberdeenshire Council is developing a route-map to identify what needs to happen across the organisation in order to meet a 75% reduction in its own emissions by the end of the decade.

Climate Ready Aberdeenshire


CRA's aim is a shared vision, strategy and action plan for Aberdeenshire to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impact while protecting biodiversity.

Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project


The Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project aims to divert waste from landfill which cannot otherwise be recycled.

Mission Zero Route Map


Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority develop a route map for achieving net zero by 2030.

Developing a Climate Change Strategy


In response to the Climate Emergency and 2045 net zero targets, West Dunbartonshire Council has developed a new Climate Change Strategy. The strategy sets out a route map to support Scotland's net zero emissions targets.

Sauchiehall Street Avenue


Sauchiehall Street Avenue has been the pilot project of Glasgow City Council’s (GCC) ambitious £115milion City Region Deal funded programme, the “Avenues”.

Spaces for People: Kelvin Way


In April 2020, Glasgow City Council began working on the Kelvin Way Road Closure, a Spaces for People funded project in Glasgow’s west end.

Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy


Inverclyde Council took part in the LHEES pilot 2 programme, focussing on improving energy efficiency and decarbonising heat.

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.

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.

Local Authority Forum

The Local Authority Forum aims to meet once a month to provide a meeting space for Local Authority members to network, hear updates fresh from the Steering Group meeting including Scottish Government news, CoSLA, SEON, COP26, and senior leadership groups such as the Climate Emergency Action Group.

An important aspect of Local Authority Forums is knowledge exchange, peer learning with members helping shape network activity to improve member experience and benefits. We encourage members to raise and share what matters to you, your organisation, colleagues and partners on delivering climate action, improving sustainability and advising how the implementation of the SSN Strategy can help empower members - both individually and collectively.


Useful documents


Useful reports and document for Local Authority members.

Local Authority Forum meetings


Summary of meetings, including presentations and topic discussions.