On Friday, 27 June, Glasgow 2014 was presented with a certificate for achieving ISO 20121, the international standard for Sustainable Event Management. This makes Glasgow 2014 the only global sporting event this year and the first Commonwealth Games to secure the Event Management Standard which helps organisers run more sustainable events.
Transport makes up 20% of Scotland’s emissions. Nearly 89% of our transport emissions come from road traffic – commercial and private use. Cars alone emit 5.9 Mt CO2e each year. The Energy Saving Trust now provides public bodies with a range of support which can address this major contribution to our GHG footprint, reducing the impact of their employees' travel, both at work and in their life outside work.
Fife Council and East Renfrewshire Council have become the latest local authorities in Scotland to achieve new Food for Life Catering Mark awards, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to serving fresh, healthy, sustainable food.
Cambridge University is producing a series of briefings to condense the key findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) into clear, short and sector-specific summaries for relevant sectors.
SSN recently submitted a network response to the recent Scottish Government consultation - Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland: Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement.