Public sector goals

The government’s ‘Clean Growth Strategy‘ identified a range of environmental goals. Public sector organisations have an important role and are expected to report on their progress in reducing carbon emissions.

We support public sector organisations meet the increasing requirements to deliver against environmental goals. We use a participative approach to define environmental priorities, develop a strategy and build commitment across the wider organisation.

 

Reduction of carbon emissions – public sector:

Public sector energy usage is currently estimated at c. 8 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2e/person). The target pathway has an aspiration to reduce emissions to 4 tonnes (tCO2e/person) by 2032 and to 1 tonne (tCO2e/person) by 2050. The government will set long-term reduction targets and encourage transparent reporting.

The government is also expected to introduce a voluntary wider public and higher education sector target of a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020/21, against a 2009/10 baseline.

Public sector organisations have a key role in delivering a wide range of national targets. Fulfilling these targets will require effective collaboration with business and communities. We have specific expertise in stakeholder engagement strategies, enabling public sector teams to collaborate with external organisations and communities.

 

In addition to carbon reduction commitments, the public sector needs to define strategies to address other environmental goals, including:

Reduction in biodegradable waste sent to landfill – national level: A target reduction of 50% by 2032 has been set, as measured against levels in 2015.

Reduction in road transport emissions – national level: A target reduction of 43% per vehicle kilometre, by 2032 has been set, as measured against levels in 2015.

Share of electricity from clean sources – national level: A target of electricity supply from clean sources by 2032.

 

 

 

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