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Title: COSLA Sustainability Training Programme Overhead Transparencies


1
COSLA Sustainability Training Programme
Overhead Transparencies
  • .

2
  • Briefing Note A
  • Overheads for Module 1
  • Sessions A to K

3
  • SESSION A
  • INTRODUCTION
  • MODULE 1

4


A.1 PUIRPOSE OF MODULE 1
  • Raise Awareness
  • Clarify Roles
  • Tools Techniques
  • Practical Outputs

5


A.2 PROGRAMME - MODULE 1
  • Whats it All About?
  • Why Does it Matter?
  • What Is a Sustainable Community?
  • What Can We Use?
  • Improving Performance
  • Implementation

6


A.3 PROGRAMME - MODULE 2
  • Integrating Sustainability -The Challenge
  • What Is Hindering Progress?
  • Action Plan
  • Implementing the Action Plan
  • Report Back
  • Key Lessons

7


A.4 LINK BETWEEN MODULES 1 2
  • MODULE 1
  • Understanding
  • Concepts
  • Improving Performance
  • General Audience
  • Inter-active
  • Practical Outputs
  • MODULE 2
  • Action Planning
  • Implementation
  • Improving Integration
  • Practitioners
  • Inter-active
  • Practical Outputs

8
  • SESSION B
  • WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?

9


B.1 GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS
  • ECONOMY
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • MOBILITY
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • SOCIETY
  • GENDER
  • INSTITUTIONS
  • .

10

B.2 DEFINING
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Development which meets the needs of the present
    without compromising the ability of future
    generations to meet their own needs
  • Improving the quality of life while living
    within the carrying capacity of supporting
    ecosystems
  • Not cheating on your children
  • Enjoying a better quality of life for everyone
    now and for future generations

11

B.3 SUSTAINABILITY
PRINCIPLES
  • Social progress which recognizes the needs of
    everyone
  • Effective protection of the environment
  • Prudent use of natural resources
  • Maintenance of high stable levels of
    economic growth employment

12

B.4 SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT
Environment
Society
Economy
13


B.5 NATIONAL POLICY
  • National SD Strategy A Better Quality of Life
  • National Indicators of SD / QoL Barometer
  • Climate Change, Integrated Transport, Waste etc
  • Social Economic Policy
  • Blair Target
  • COSLA LA21 Route Planner

14


B.6 LOCAL AUTHORITY POLICY
  • Sustainability Strategies - LA21 Community
    Plans
  • SD into other policies
  • Anti-poverty, Health, Crime Safety Strategies
  • Environmental Management
  • SD Indicators (CLIP)
  • Env. Appraisal, SD checklists
  • MLG, Best Value
  • EU Funding

15


B.7 A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
  • HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
  • RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
  • WASTE
  • POLLUTION
  • NATURAL DIVERSITY
  • INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
  • HEALTH WELL-BEING
  • CRIME VIOLENCE
  • TRADITIONS, CULTURE, LEISURE RECREATION
  • EDUCATION, SKILLS INFO.
  • PROSPEROUS ECONOMY
  • VIBRANT/DIVERSE ECONOMY
  • BASIC NEEDS MET LOCALLY
  • ACCESS NEEDS WITHOUT ENV. DAMAGE/CAR
  • ACCESS BASIC NEEDS AT REASONABLE COST

16


B.8 GROUP THEMES 1
  • 1. Using Resources More Efficiently
  • 2. Improving Waste Management
  • 3. Accessing Needs Without Cars or
    Environmental Damage
  • 4. Reducing Pollution
  • 5. Protecting the Diversity of Nature

17


B.9 GROUP THEMES 2
  • 1. Creating a Vibrant Diverse Local Economy
  • 2. Accessing Education, Skills Information
  • 3. Meeting Basic Needs as Locally as Possible
  • 4. Improving Health Well-being
  • 5. Accessing Basic Needs at
  • Reasonable Cost

18


B.10 MAIN RESPONSIBILITY
  • 1. LOCAL AUTHORITY
  • 2. PARTNERSHIP (INCLUDING LOCAL AUTHORITY)
  • 3. SOME OTHER BODY / INDIVIDUAL

19
  • SESSION C
  • WHY DOES IT MATTER?

20


C.1 THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT Earth is
c4.6 billion Years Old 46 year old
  • Age 42
  • Age 45
  • 8 months ago
  • Middle of last week
  • Last weekend
  • 30 minutes ago
  • A minute ago
  • In the last minute
  • Vegetation
  • Dinosaurs
  • Mammals
  • Apes
  • Ice Age
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Revolution
  • 500 mammals extinct

21

C.2 GLOBAL
REVOLUTIONS
  • Economy
  • Technology
  • Mobility
  • Environment
  • Social Equity
  • Gender
  • Institutions

22

C.3 ECONOMIC CHANGE
  • 500 Corporations Control 75 trade
  • c400 Billionaires 45 Global Earnings
  • Richest 20 Control 80 Wealth
  • Poorest 20 Control 1.5
  • Gap Widening

23


C.4 RESOURCE DEPLETION
  • 90 Energy Carbon-based
  • 11,000 Million Barrels Oil p.a.
  • 18 yrs. Supply of Lead
  • 20 yrs. Zinc 33 yrs. Copper
    45 yrs. Tin

24


C.5 TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
  • Drives Globalization
  • Electronic Technology
  • Mobility of People
  • Mobility of Ideas

25


C.6 ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
  • Temperature Rising 0.1deg. per Decade
  • 8/10 Warmest Years in Last Decade
  • More Extreme Weather Events
  • Sea Level Rise 50cms. by 2100
  • Loss of Populated Areas

26


C.7 SOCIAL CHANGE
  • Urbanization
  • Growing Inequity
  • Health and Malnutrition
  • Gender Relations
  • Pressure on Institutions

27


C.8 SOLUTIONS
  • Sustainability Factor Four
  • Key Role for Local Government
  • Energy, Waste, Water, Transport, Purchasing
  • Economic Regeneration
  • Social Inclusion/Equity

28

C.9 MAXIMIZING
RECYCLING SUTTON
  • In-house Recycling Rate 15
  • Single Recycling Bin All Offices
  • New System Contract
  • One Landfill Bin per Office
  • Full Range Recycling Bins
  • Cleaners Involved
  • Recycling Rate 75

29


C.10 REDUCING WATER USE NEW YORK
  • Demand Outstripping Supply
  • Engineering Solutions Too Costly
  • Sustainability Solution - Reduce Demand
  • Low Flush Toilets
  • Social Housing, Own Offices
  • Private Housing _at_ Low Rates
  • Supply Meets Demand

30


C.11 INTEGRATING TRANSPORT EDINBURGH
  • Climate Change Resolution
  • Moving Forward Strategy
  • Greenways Bus Priority (250k more passengers)
  • First UK Car Club (Halves car travel)
  • Working with Developers
  • Staff Travel Policy

31


C.12 PROPOSAL TO NEUTRALIZE CO2
EMISSIONS PLYMOUTH
  • Goal - Neutralize Carbon from all Traffic
  • Cost - 333,000 p.a.
  • Raise Parking Charges 3p/hr
  • 50 on Energy Savings for Low Income
  • 50 Tree Planting in Tropics
  • Carbon Emissions Neutralized
  • Social Economic Benefits (1.6m)

32


C.13 INFLUENCING THE MARKET EU ZEUS
  • EU Wide NEV/LEV Purchasing Consortium (9 Cities)
  • Remove Market Obstacles
  • Test Options, Technologies, Conditions
  • 1,249 Vehicles (UK 411)
  • Infrastructure Training
  • Works for Municipal Fleets
  • Built Experience
  • Saved 26k tonnes CO2/2m litres petrol/diesel
  • 8m green kms

33


C.14 ELIMINATING FUEL POVERTY BAD
HEALTH GLASGOW
  • 28,000 Damp Council Homes
  • 84,500 Condensation, Mould etc. (29 of Stock)
  • 2/3 Tenants with Under 14s Affected
  • Energy Efficiency 60 of Housing Investment
  • 22 Energy Reduction All Council Buildings
  • (low-cost retro-fit draft proofing, fuel
    changes, building management
    systems, insulation, time
    switches, optimisers,
    low energy lighting, new boiler plant,
    solar heating)

34


C.15 INTEGRATING ACTION ON
HEALTH CLACKMANNANSHIRE
  • Clackmannanshire Health Alliance
  • - Co-ordinate Strategies
  • - Joint Action Plan
  • - Jointly Monitor Targets Indicators
  • - Jointly Review Action Plan
  • Monitored by Clackmannanshire Forum

35


C.16 INVOLVING LOCAL PEOPLE
STIRLING
  • Bottom-up Mechanisms
  • - The Stirling Assembly
  • - Youth Congress
  • - Sustainability Forum
  • - Visioning Conference
  • Awareness Educational Projects
  • Working with Community Groups
  • Sustainable Communities Project
  • - Kippen Fallin

36


C.17 INVOLVING RURAL COMMUNITIES
  • 6 Project Community Plans
  • Local Sustainability Plans
  • Local Sustainability Plans
  • Citizens Jury/Customer Panel
  • Community Horizons
  • Video Conferencing
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
  • Highland
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Dumfries Galloway
  • Argyll and Bute

37
  • SESSION D
  • WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE
  • COMMUNITY?

38


D.1 SCOTTISH COMMUNITY 2025
  • The Year Is 2025
  • Sustainability Strategy Implemented
  • 5 Main Improvements
  • - Environmental
  • - Social
  • - Economic

39


D.2 LOCAL AGENDA 21 - THE RIO
CHALLENGE
  • Each local authority should enter into a
    dialogue with its citizens, local organizations
    and private enterprises and adopt a local
    Agenda 21
  • By 1996, most local authorities in each country
  • should have undertaken a consultative
  • exercise with their populations and
  • achieved a consensus on a local
  • Agenda 21 for their community

40


D.3 FRAMEWORK FOR LOCAL AGENDA 21
  • Owned and Understood by 31.12.00
  • Vision Statement
  • Action Plan
  • In House Action
  • Policy Integration
  • Partnership Working
  • Community Involvement

41


D.4 GOALS FOR LOCAL AGENDA 21
  • HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
  • RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
  • WASTE
  • POLLUTION
  • NATURAL DIVERSITY
  • INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
  • HEALTH WELL-BEING
  • CRIME VIOLENCE
  • TRADITIONS, CULTURE, LEISURE RECREATION
  • EDUCATION, SKILLS INFO.
  • PROSPEROUS ECONOMY
  • VIBRANT/DIVERSE ECONOMY
  • BASIC NEEDS MET LOCALLY
  • ACCESS NEEDS WITHOUT ENV. DAMAGE/CAR
  • ACCESS BASIC NEEDS AT REASONABLE COST

42


D.5 COMPLETING LOCAL AGENDA 21
  • Corporate Commitment
  • Awareness Raising
  • Core Elements
  • Integration with other Delivery
    Mechanisms

43


D.6 LOCAL AGENDA 21 COMMUNITY
PLANNING
  • Key Goal Quality of Life (Sustainability)
  • Broad Vision for Local Needs
  • Innovative Lasting Community Involvement
  • Action Plan
  • Coordinate Action via Services
  • LA21 Community Plans
    Sustainability Strategies

44


D.7 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LA21
COMMUNITY PLANNING
  • CP Overarching strategy for area reflecting
    Councils community leadership role
  • LA21 Strategy for local sustainability
    contributing to national/global sustainability
  • Missing links LA21 CP….
  • - Long term v. short term vision
  • - Wider v. local contribution

45


D.8 AND WHERE DOES
BEST VALUE FIT?
  • CP LA21 set out What to Do
  • Best Value is key part of How to Do It
  • Best Value Elements
  • 1. Sound governance
  • 2. Performance measurement
  • 3. BV Reviews
  • 4. Public reporting
  • 5. Scrutiny

46
  • SESSION E
  • ANY PROBLEMS?

47


E.1 ANY PROBLEMS?
  • Questions, Comments, Uncertainties?
  • Record Discussion on Flip Chart

48
  • SESSION F
  • WHAT CAN WE USE
  • TO HELP US?

49


F.1 SUSTAINABILITY IS A CORPORATE
ISSUE
  • Leadership
  • Easier to Spread through the Council
  • More Efficient
  • More Cost Effective
  • Central Processes Determine Sustainability
    Performance
  • Budgets, policy-making, contract
    management, staff development

50


F.2 SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS AND
MECHANISMS
  • Mechanism
  • Sust. Policy
  • Sust. Appraisal
  • Env. Management System
  • Sust. Reports Indicators
  • Participation
  • EU Policy Funding
  • Community Planning
  • Policy Role
  • Corporate Framework
  • Assessing
  • Improving
  • Monitoring
  • Involving
  • Implementing
  • Mainstreaming

51


F.3 SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
  • A Sustainability Policy Must Be…
  • Strategic
  • Based on consensus
  • Based on sustainability principles
  • Built into a Sustainability Strategy
  • Used to inform all other policy action
  • Publicized
  • Monitored

52


F.4 SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL
  • For Assessing the Sustainability Implications of
    a Policy, Plan or Programme
  • Checklist
  • Use Corporate Sustainability Policy Criteria
  • Use Route Planner Themes
  • Many Examples - SOLACE Best Value
  • Applied by
  • Individual Staff
  • Group Decision

53


F.5 USING SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL
  • Actions Arising From Sustainability Strategy
  • Community Planning
  • Link to Sustainability Service Indicators
  • Other Key Strategies Policies
  • Budgets (growth cuts)
  • Committee Decisions
  • Best Value Reviews
  • Service Business Plans
  • Contract Procedures

54


F.6 SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
  • Purpose of Sustainability Indicators
  • Measure Progress Towards Sustainability
  • - Targets, trends, linkages
  • Assist Sustainability Strategy Preparation
  • Improve Participation
  • Generate / Influence Policy

55


F.7 LOCAL QUALITY OF LIFE
INDICATORS
  • 29 CLIP Indicators
  • 8 environmental 5 economic 16 social
  • Not perfect…Not automatically transferable
  • A good start
  • A basis for local measurement of….
    Community Planning Best Value

56


F.8 WHY EMS ?
  • Systematic Regime
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Significant Impacts
  • Puts Own House in Order
  • Public Commitment - Credibility
  • Best way to Co-ordinate
    Progress

57


F.9 THE EMS PROCESS
  • Policy
  • Activity Analysis Review
  • Programme
  • Management System
  • Internal Audit
  • Public Statement
  • External Verification

58


F.10 TYPES OF EMS
  • ISO 14001
  • EU ECO-MANAGEMENT AUDIT
    SCHEME (EMAS)

59


F.11 WHAT WOULD EMS MEAN ?
  • Each Council, Department / Unit needs to….
  • Identify Significant Effects
  • Work Out Programme/Targets
  • Set Up Management System
  • Publish Statement?
  • Be Externally Verified?

60


F.12 EMS AND BEST VALUE
  • Corporate Activities
  • Review Performance
  • Programme / Local Performance Plan
  • EMS / Monitoring
  • Statement / Reporting
  • Verification / Audit Inspection

61


F.13 ENGAGING THE COUNCIL
  • Policy Committee
  • Terms of Reference
  • Standing Orders
  • Senior politician
  • Senior officer
  • Sustainability officer
  • Champions
  • Leadership
  • Steering Group
  • Inter-disciplinary teams
  • Green Teams
  • Training awareness
  • Induction
  • Award Schemes
  • Ring-fenced budget

62


F.14 ENGAGING PARTNERS
  • The Public
  • Consultation
  • Citizens juries
  • Commission of inquiry
  • Opinion polls
  • Focus groups
  • Visioning exercises etc.
  • Campaigns
  • Feedback Information
  • Stakeholder Partners
  • Sustainability Forum
  • Specialist working groups
  • Topic groups
  • Youth Forum
  • Neighbourhood councils
  • Community Plans Projects

63


F.15 EU SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
SCOTTISH COUNCILS
  • Councils Implement 40 5EAP
  • And much EU Legislation
  • 5EAP Poor Results
  • 6EAP Priorities
  • - Quality of Life
  • - Policy Integration
  • - Involving Citizens
  • - Shared Responsibility
  • - Climate Change

64


F.16 EU FUNDING SCOTTISH COUNCILS
  • Agenda 2000 80 EU Budget (regions agric.)
  • Environment Key Objective
  • Scottish Structural Funds 931m (x2) 2000-2006
  • Making it work together Partnership for
    Scotland
  • Comprehensive Regional Strategies
  • Based on Sustainability
  • Annual Programme Reviews

65


F.17 EU COMMUNITY PLANNING
  • 5 Structural Fund Progs. rely on Community
    Planning
  • Role of National CP Task Force
  • S. Funds and CP share
  • - Strategic vision (Quality of Life)
  • - Link to EU, UK S. Exec. priorities
  • - Link to existing local policies
  • - Extensive community involvement
  • - Annual Review

66
  • SESSION G
  • HOW CAN WE IMPROVE
  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • PERFORMANCE?

67


G.1 CLIMATE CHANGE
  • Carbon Reduction Target/Strategy
  • Carbon Neutralization
  • Buy Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficient Equipment
  • Integrated Transport Strategy
  • Reduce Staff Travel
  • NEV/LEV Vehicle Fleet
  • Reinvest Carbon Tax Savings

68


G.2 USE OF ENERGY
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT
  • SWITCH OFF CAMPAIGNS
  • USE RENEWABLE BASED TECHNOLOGIES
  • BUY FROM RENEWABLE SUPPLIER
  • REDUCE BUSINESS TRAVEL /
  • HOME WORKING

69


G.3 WASTE
  • Adopt Waste Hierarchy
  • Waste Minimization Contract
  • 60 - 80 Recycling Target
  • Maximize Office Recycling
  • Buy and Use Less
  • Kerbside Collection of Recyclables

70


G.4 USE OF PAPER
  • BUY RECYCLED - PRINTERS USE RECYCLED
  • NOT environment/forest friendly paper
  • COMPUTER-GENERATED STATIONERY
  • DOUBLE-SIDED PRINTERS/COPIERS
  • REDUCE FORMS / COMPUTER PRINT-OUTS
  • AGENDA SIZE / NUMBER OF COPIES
  • ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

71


G.5 USE OF WATER
  • AUTOMATIC TAPS
  • HIPPOS
  • WATER BUTTS
  • LOW WATER USE TOILETS/SHOWERS
  • GREYWATER/RAINWATER SYSTEMS

72


G.6 PURCHASING
  • PICK 10 MOST BOUGHT PRODUCTS - GREEN UP
  • PURCHASING GUIDE
  • BUY GREEN LABELS - EU ECO-LABEL / SWAN / BLUE
    ANGEL
  • FUND CHANGES FROM USING
    LESS

73


G.7 PURCHASING POLICY
  • To ban the use of environmentally damaging
    products or processes where any less damaging
    alternative is available….
  • PURCHASING CHECKLIST
  • CONTRACT ADVICE
  • GREEN PURCHASING GUIDE

74


G.8 GREEN TRAVEL PLAN
  • PLAN MEETINGS SITE VISITS
  • AVOID UNNECESSARY MEETINGS
  • WALK OR CYCLE
  • USE BUS OR TRAIN
  • USE ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • SHARE CAR TRIPS
  • DRIVE EFFICIENTLY

75


G.9 GREEN COMMUTER PLANS
  • CAR-SHARING DATA-BASE
  • SECURE CYCLE PARKING
  • SUBSIDIZED PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  • NEGOTIATED BUS IMPROVEMENTS
  • REWARD SCHEME
  • STAFF PARKING CHARGES
  • FREE CAR SHARE PLACES
  • SUPPORT FOR TELE-WORKING

76


G.10 COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
  • Neighbourhood/village level Community Plans
  • Link sustainability with community projects
  • Member training
  • Integrate action with Health Social Services
  • Schools network/youth forum
  • Visioning/Planning for Real
  • Use electronic communication

77


G.11 SOCIAL INCLUSION
  • Social Inclusion Strategy linked to Sust.
    Strategy
  • Integrated action with social welfare agencies
  • Poverty alleviation/job creation
  • Improve maintain poor/unsafe local
    environments
  • Targetted community participation

78


G.12 CRIME SAFETY
  • Crime Safety Strategy linked to Sust. Strategy
  • Involve police in Sustainability Strategy
  • Community policing
  • Safe, attractive, well-maintained local
    environments
  • Poverty alleviation/job creation
  • Social inclusion measures
  • Health improvements

79


G.13 POVERTY ALLEVIATION
  • Anti-Poverty Strategy
  • Community economic development/job creation
  • LETS Credit Unions
  • Food Co-operatives
  • Use local suppliers/contractors

80
  • SESSION H
  • HOW DO WE IMPLEMENT
  • WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT?

81


H.1 INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY
  • Strategic Steps to Integrate Sustainability
  • Record on Briefing Note 10
  • Up to Six Changes
  • Report Back

82
  • SESSION J
  • WHAT CAN I DO?

83


J.1 PERSONAL PLEDGES
  • Personal Actions/Contributions
  • At Work
  • Outside Work
  • Record on Briefing Note 11

84
  • SESSION K
  • FINAL THOUGHTS

85


K.1 FINAL THOUGHTS
  • Final Questions, Comments
  • Record on Flip Chart
  • Feedback Form Briefing Note 12
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