Fife Council has a duty to report on it’s progress to reduce climate change through The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. Information on Climate Change reporting is available on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website as well Climate Change reports from Fife Council and other organisations.
A Carbon Footprint is calculated for the whole of Fife Council, as well as for each individual Service (department).
Fife Council’s Carbon Footprint in 2013/2014 was around 92,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
92,000 tonnes is an emissions decrease of 4% since 2011/12. we’re aiming to reduce emissions by 1% every year and by 80% by 2050- improvements are being made, but we’ve still got a long way to go.
Around 70% of the Council’s Carbon Footprint is from the energy we use in buildings for heating, lighting and electrical equipment.
Service Carbon Footprint results, 2013/14
A third (33%) of the council’s Footprint is from Education, followed by Transportation and Environmental Services at one quarter (23%).