Guidance For Carbon Emissions Reporting and Carbon Management Planning 2019
In 2019, Creative Carbon Scotland are coordinating the data gathering and feedback on carbon emissions reporting and carbon management planning for organisations Regularly Funded by Creative Scotland (RFOs) and organisations who receive cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council.
- Creative Scotland RFOs are obliged to report on their carbon emissions and to provide an update on their Carbon Management Plan by 27th September 2019.
- Organisations receiving cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council are obliged to provide a Carbon Management Plan by 4th October 2019.
- Creative Scotland RFOs who also receive cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council are obliged to report on their carbon emissions and to provide an update on their Carbon Management Plan by 27th September 2019.
- Festivals that are members of Festivals Edinburgh should provide a completed environmental reporting spreadsheet with data on their Festival-specific emissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2019 in addition to any other reporting duties listed above. The environmental reporting spreadsheet is available from email@example.com.
Creative Scotland introduced mandatory carbon emissions reporting for all Regularly Funded Organisations from Autumn 2016 and this has continued for the funding period from 2018-2021. Each year the report covers activities funded during the previous April to end of March.
Creative Carbon Scotland works with Creative Scotland to develop an easy and accessible reporting framework. From 2019, we will gather emissions data through the online survey hosted on Survey Monkey, where you will also be asked for an update on your Carbon Management Plan. Respondents will be asked to provide their usage of utilities, amounts of recycled and landfilled waste and travel emissions relating to the period April 2018-March 2019.
Please consult our advice on Understanding Your Carbon Emissions and use the tools and resources available. Historical data on emissions reporting for your interest is available here.
Carbon Management Planning
All RFOs funded for 2018-21 are now required to have a Carbon Management Plan in place to reduce emissions throughout their work over the 3 year funded period and this should be reviewed annually. RFOs should again submit information on their 3 year plan indicating progress using the online survey hosted on Survey Monkey.
We recommend using the Carbon Management Planning Tool, the Carbon Management Planning Summary Tool, and our guidance on Carbon Management Planning, along with our other Tools and Resources to help you prepare your survey submission.
Support and Advice
Support and advice is available through our online resources and on a one to one basis. Please contact Creative Carbon Scotland Carbon Management Planning Officer Caro.Overy@creativecarbonscotland.com who is available for any detailed questions relating to emissions reporting, carbon management planning, use of our tools and resources, or the survey itself.
Survey for Reporting
Information will be gathered using a survey hosted on Survey Monkey. As mentioned above, Creative Scotland RFOs are obliged to report emissions data and provide information on their Carbon Management Plans. Organisations funded through City of Edinburgh Council cultural funding are obliged to provide information on their Carbon Management Plans
The survey is open and should be completed by Creative Scotland RFOs by 27th September 2019. Organisations receiving cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council should complete the survey by 4th October 2019.
The link has been sent to all Green Champions, and is available on request from Fiona Maclennan or Caro Overy
The survey is available in pdf format here.
Creative Carbon Scotland will provide feedback on submissions in the weeks following the respective submission deadlines. Carbon Management Planning Officer Caro Overy will be available until mid-December to advise implementing plans, and to take feedback on resources and support.