Guidance for Carbon Emissions Reporting and Carbon Management Planning 2020
In 2020, 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 which receive cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council. We are also happy to work with any other organisations wishing to implement carbon management practices and ask that you approach us via email for this support.
We know that a lot has changed and will change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is a challenging time for all. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help you think through how this will impact your environmental work.
Please contact Caro.Overy@creativecarbonscotland.com with any questions.
Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisations have reported carbon emissions since April 2015 and this continues for the funding period from 2018-2021. Each year the report covers activities which took place during the previous year 1 April to 31 March.
Creative Carbon Scotland works with Creative Scotland to develop an easy and accessible reporting framework. Respondents are asked to provide their usage of utilities, amounts of recycled and landfilled waste and travel emissions relating to the period April 2019 – March 2020. This year, we are also asking for information about food waste and opening up some discussion around freight-related emissions.
Survey Link and Provisional Deadline
Creative Scotland RFOs are required in their funding agreements to report on their carbon emissions for 2019-20, provisionally by Friday 25th September 2020.
Please use the Emissions Reporting Survey to report your emissions for 2019-20. Recognising the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made this available earlier to allow you to fit this work around evolving work plans. Survey questions are available in pdf format here.
Information on understanding your carbon emissions is available here and we encourage you to contact us if we can help you further.
Carbon Management Planning
All Creative Scotland RFOs funded for 2018-21 have a Carbon Management Plan in place to reduce emissions throughout their work over the funded period and this should be reviewed annually. Organisations receiving cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council are also required to develop a Carbon Management Plan for the period of their funding.
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 develop and update your plan.
We recognise that the pandemic has made planning very difficult. We would urge you either to consider how changes to your plans can help you to reduce your carbon emissions, or to consider the carbon implications of the range of possible programmes of work that you are thinking about. And remember that your Carbon Management Plan is something that can be changed as your circumstances change: what is important is that, whatever you do, you are planning in advance to reduce the related emissions rather than regretting them afterwards.
A survey relating to Carbon Management Planning will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
- Organisations receiving cultural funding from City of Edinburgh Council are asked to complete and submit their Carbon Management Plan via the online survey by Friday 28th August 2020.
- Creative Scotland RFOs are able to update their Carbon Management Plan. At present, there is a provisional deadline for submission of Friday 25th September 2020.
- Festivals that are members of Festivals Edinburgh work with Festivals Edinburgh Environment Officer, Amanda Grimm (email@example.com) on carbon reduction and environmental reporting. In addition, please feel free to contact us for support with carbon management planning and emissions reporting if it is useful.
Creative Carbon Scotland will provide feedback on Carbon Management Plan submissions in the weeks following the respective submission deadlines. Carbon Management Planning Officer Caro Overy is available to advise implementing plans, and to take feedback on resources and support.