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Climate Challenge Fund Carbon Monitoring and Evaluation | David Gunn


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Climate Challenge Fund Carbon Monitoring and Evaluation | David Gunn

  1. 1. Climate Challenge Fund Carbon Monitoring and Evaluation David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>Aim of the Climate Challenge Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Climate Challenge Fund aims to: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>help communities to significantly reduce their carbon emissions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>empower Scottish communities by building the capacity for sustained future reductions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promote greater awareness of the action Scottish communities can take to reduce their emissions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>Role of Keep Scotland Beautiful </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To administer the Climate Challenge Fund: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support Communities to develop applications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present applications to the Grants Panel </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support Communities as they implement applications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>including CO2 monitoring </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage the CCF Community Action and Support Programme </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling Communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Climate Challenge Fund has made 461 awards to 345 communities totalling more that £32,000,000. These awards empowered communities to take action in the following areas: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>increase home energy efficiency 54% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the production and consumption of local foods 36% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>encourage the use of low carbon transport 27% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community consultation 26% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reducing waste 24% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>carry out renewable energy feasibility studies 15% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eco-refurbishments of community owned buildings 13% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting the construction of low carbon new builds 3% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many communities addressed more than one of these issues. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Balancing usability, workload and accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Community estimates of 125,000 tonnes CO2 reduced for 2008-11 </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>CCF Carbon Monitoring and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Project monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion factors </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated impact </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic……………… </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated impact = (Indicator baseline - Indicator value at project end )* conversion factor </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Monitoring versus engagement </li></ul><ul><li>How useful is it to expect communities account for their carbon impact? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Linking reported carbon savings by communities to regional and national carbon accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Great idea but……. </li></ul><ul><li>No single model has been created that is useable at both community and strategic level </li></ul><ul><li>Are communities influencers rather wholly responsible for change? </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Contact details </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Gunn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Challenge Fund Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 01786 468779 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web: </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>WHAT NEXT……. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scottish Government’s manifesto commitments </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain CCF for life of the Parliament </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create Junior Climate Challenge Fund </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Income generation pilots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>