The Climate Intelligence Service supports councils to build capacity and capability for the development of area-wide programmes of emissions reduction.
Jointly funded by Scottish Government and local government, activity will be delivered by a partnership between Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and the Improvement Service.
The Climate Intelligence Service is jointly funded by Scottish Government and local government to support councils to build capacity and capability for the development of area-wide programmes of emissions reduction, to deliver their own area-wide net zero targets and to contribute to Scotland’s national commitment to net zero by 2045.
Activity will be delivered by a partnership between Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and the Improvement Service - the 'go-to' organisation for local government improvement in Scotland. This partnership brings together expert knowledge and practitioner insights, a track record of successfully supporting local authorities and access to existing networks to engage stakeholders and progress actions.
The Climate Intelligence Service will be co-designed with local authorities and other stakeholders and will build on existing activity by aligning with the work of the Sustainable Scotland Network.
The video below introduces progress and approach to date and highlights opportunities to be involved.
The team will shortly be bolstered by a Capacity Building Manager, who will be responsible for developing the training programme to be delivered to local authorities and other relevant stakeholders in how to use and analyse the data provided and how to use this to inform decision making and prioritising of projects to tackle carbon emissions in each area.
We have delivered a series of workshops attended by over 50 officers from across Scottish local authorities to understand what they need from the Climate Intelligence Service. The video below shows the feedback from these workshops with further detail available on the Miro board.
Keep an eye on this page and the programme page over at the Intelligence Service for updates on the development of the Climate Intelligence Service or you can contact Judi Kilgallon, Climate Change Transformation Manager at the Improvement Service, for more information.