Scottish Natural Heritage Annual Climate Change Duties Report – target met five years early

The SNH Annual Climate Change Duties Report 2013-14 has been published and includes the news that they have met their 2020 target of 42% CO2e reduction in 2014-15, 5 years early.

This remarkable achievement has been the result of a variety of initiatives including sharing premises, introducing renewable sources, energy efficiency measure, addressing travel emissions and reducing waste by more than 50%.

Ian Jardine SNHThere has also been action taken on adaptation and sustainability including measures to safeguard eco-systems and stabilise peat lands as a long term carbon sink. SNH also reports on its role as an example and support to other organisations, helping them to address their climate impact and providing examples of transferrable practical actions.

Ian Jardine, Chief Executive of SNH said:

“Everyone in SNH is responsible for us achieving Greening successes and I would like to thank each one of our staff who have ensured that we remain focused on further improving our response to climate change. As time goes on, options for further savings become more limited but our recent successes give us the motivation to consider how we can continue to remove carbon costs from our operations.”

 

The report is now available on the SNH website at A1433030 

Pictured is Ian Jardine, Chief Executive of SNH

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