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Transcript
Jan Bebbington
Vice-Chair (Scotland)
Sustainable Development Commission
Local Government & Climate Change: SSN 2007
Carbon accounting (& taking action)
• Baseline data gathering
(bills & on-line
calculators)
• Easy wins and then harder
wins (controllability)
• Determining what drives
impact
• Figuring out what actions
matter the most
• Impediments to change
A start at my personal carbon
account
Element
Gas
Electricity
2006 emissions Totals
(kgs)
Note 1:
UK average is about 10
tonnes per person
2,800
650
Car
2,900
Food
1,500
Air travel (NZ
return)
Observations
7,850
4,300
12,150
Note 2:
Work carbon is not
included
Note 3:
Embodied carbon in goods
not included
A start at my personal carbon
account
Element
Gas
2006 emissions
(kgs)
2007
estimate
Actions
Wood burner & insulation
(full effects yet to come)
2,800
1,400
650
300
Car
2,900
2,500
Car sharing & cycling, but
needs more thought
Food
1,500
1,500
Tackle 2008 … spend more
time in the garden
Air travel (NZ
return)
4,300
-
12,150
5,700
Electricity
Switched supplier
(in ‘08 = 0)
No funeral to attend
30% reduction (excluding
air fare), 50% with airfare
Jan Bebbington
Vice-Chair (Scotland)
Sustainable Development Commission
Local Government & Climate Change: SSN 2007