Tyndall Carbon Budget Reports provide a way for local areas in the UK to calculate a carbon budget and frame the scale and urgency of climate change action. This can be a first step in longer process of developing common goals and ambitions with local government areas and devolved administrations. There are other online resources and organisations that can support the next steps in working towards to the carbon budgets and climate change commitments. Currently our carbon budget approach is compatible with the following online resources for Local Authorities:
Anthesis SCATTER Online Tool:
Tyndall Carbon Budget reports can be used alongside the Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction (SCATTER) tool, developed by Anthesis Group and available to local authorities for free: www.scattercities.com
It has two key functions:
- Greenhouse gas inventories with carbon reporting outputs including CDP Cities (available now)
- Carbon reduction pathways modelling (coming soon)
The development of the tool has been funded by Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) via Nottingham City Council, and is being developed by Anthesis Group. Anthesis have used the SCATTER tool with many cities to provide an evidence base from which to build their ambitious carbon reduction plans.
CDP offer a sustainability disclosure system that can support local authorities and companies to manage their environmental impacts. The carbon budgets provided by the Tyndall Carbon Budget Tool are compatible with this reporting and disclosure process. Visit www.cdp.net/en/cities to find out more.
Ashden Resources for Councils:
Ashden's co-benefit toolkit https://www.ashden.org/programmes/co-benefits supports local authorities to deliver their climate change ambitions. It demonstrates how action on climate change can deliver many local benefits, including improved health, increased equity and social cohesion, economic opportunities and increased resilience. The toolkit features numerous case studies from Ashden Award winners and other pioneers.
Ashden's 31 climate actions resource https://www.ashden.org/programmes/top-31-climate-actions-for-councils developed with Friends of the Earth is a list of the most effective evidence-based actions councils can take on climate change. For each action, we set out approximate carbon savings, costs to set up and run, co-benefits and relevant case studies.