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.
Climate Change Assessment Tool
Carbon Footprint and Project Register Tool
Individual, Social and Material (ISM) Framework
Climate Ready Public Sector
A Guide to Climate Change Impacts
Climate Change Adaptation Resources
Guidelines for Climate Change Communications
HE Climate Action Toolkit
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
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.
Useful documents and links
Networking the networks
SSN works with many networks to coordinate and scale-up activity, share information and good practice, develop case studies, and collaborate on events.
Net Zero Planning
Several organisations and SSN members have set out plans and routemaps towards reaching net-zero emissions by 2045.
Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD)
The Scottish Government has funded Sustainable Scotland Network to manage reporting for this year. SSN is planning to make a reporting template and support resources available in July. Please use email@example.com for any reporting queries.
NEW: Reporting 2020/21
Key information and guidance produced by SSN to support public bodies completing annual climate change reports.
Part 7 Wider Influence
Part 6 Validation
Part 5 Procurement
Part 4 Adaptation
Part 3 Emissions, Targets and Projects
Part 2 Governance, Management and Strategy
Part 1 Profile of Body
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.