2020 Climate Group – 12 actions for 2012
- Lead by example on common carbon reduction themes and collaborate with others on actions/campaigns:
(1.1) Publish a report on what works on Transport for Businesses.
(1.2) Establish the 2020 Website as a core public platform for partners to profile innovative practice and up to date case studies.
- Commission and publish two research papers from the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Innovation on tackling so-called “difficult” issues. Speed limits to be the first topic.
- Work with partners across different sectors to identify the most effective behaviour change approaches, with a view to producing a brief guide in the short term, to be published on the 2020 website http://www.2020climategroup.org.uk/ and promoted as a baseline model for any campaigns. Explore further work with cross-sector partners to implement values-based approaches to behaviour change and look to publish a report and build capacity in long term.
- Help to develop/build capacity for community groups and similar organisations:
(4.1) Facilitate discussions with community-led action groups to identify ways of supporting them to increase their capacity to participate in the low carbon economy.
(4.2) Jointly explore mechanisms to enhance/support funding channels for communities to cover, for example, funding gaps in the construction of renewables generation or energy efficiency challenges.
- Look at what can be done to promote the potential for institutional investment in the delivery of 2020 targets and consider how best to support the decision-making processes for asset managers.
- Work with partners to support and amplify effective mechanisms to broaden and deepen Private/Public Sector collaboration and focussed engagement in the low carbon economy. Develop a “live collaboration” map which audits partnership working between the 2020 Climate Group community and records ideas/solutions/challenges. Publish this collaboration map on the 2020 website and invite further collaboration from wider networks.
- Support the development of a number of “demonstration model” sustainable supply chains to help improve public and investor confidence in Scotland’s ability to deliver based on credible, industry-informed plans (using the experience of the work of the finance sub-group and PA Consulting on offshore renewables supply chains)
- Pull together evidence on measuring and valuing carbon in agriculture, forestry and peat, and explore the options for a market mechanism to price carbon and reward associated ecosystem services.
- Develop and publish a Scotland-wide strategy for developing and supporting sustainable Local Food Networks.
- Work with the public sector to align procurement policies with the move towards a low-carbon Scotland – for example, encouraging fleet changes to favour a shift to electric vehicles.
- Work with all partners to ensure CO2 emissions from new buildings reach zero.
- Consider the implications of the forthcoming ban on the disposal of food waste to landfill, and work with cross-sector partners to highlight the great potential of waste as a resource and the key role it can play in the move to a low carbon economy.