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Climate Plan ACT2030

Our Footprint and Performance

In Scotland all public bodies must produce a ‘Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Annual Report’.

In the report we have supplied an update on our progress in tackling climate change. We send the report each year to Sustainable Scotland Network. The November 2023 report shows that we have reduced our emissions. Our carbon footprint is 61,909 carbon tonnes equivalent (tco2e). (Carbon tonnes equivalent is used to measure different emission gases together).

Human-related activity over hundreds of years has affected the earth's natural greenhouse process. It has caused the build-up of extra greenhouse gases within the atmosphere. This has brought about what is referred to as climate change. Our footprint is made up of emissions from buildings, waste, fleet and business travel.

Column graph that shows the change in the council's carbon footprint


Our emissions are broken down into three groupings:

  • Scope 1 (direct): These are from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity (the council). An example of this is the diesel we use in our fleet.
  • Scope 2 & 3 (indirect): are a result of the activities of the reporting entity but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity. An example of this would be household waste.

Page last updated:
07 Feb 2024

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