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					Derby’s Climate Challenge – responding to
      the call of a changing climate



  Corporate Climate Change
     Action Programme
              3
     December 08 to June 09
   Foreword – Cllr Robert Troup, Cabinet Member for Housing and
      Public Protection and Chair of the Climate Change Board.

This is our third Action Programme on Climate Change that contains some of the
main things we are doing to reduce our carbon footprint. It contains some 23
projects covering the role of the Council as a service provider, estate manager
and educator – winning the hearts and minds of our employees.

In preparing this Programme we have taken into account a number of important
things including:

      the new national performance indicators on climate change
      new Climate Change legislation
      findings from research undertaken by the Council’s Climate Change
       Commission.

It is clear from the latest predictions about climate change that our ambitions in
this area need to be significantly raised. Some of the world’s leading scientists
have put the level of CO2 in the atmosphere at 387ppm, which is up by almost
40% since the industrial revolution. According to the same report the last time the
atmosphere was this choked with CO2 humans were yet to evolve as a species!

The new Climate Change Act sets stringent carbon reduction targets for the UK –
80% reduction of C02 from 1990 levels by 2050. To help meet this ambitious
target a ‘cap and trade’ scheme will be introduced for local authorities in 2010.
This will set a cap on the amount of carbon a local authority can use. If the cap is
exceeded the local authority will have to buy in more carbon credits. Conversely if
it remains within its cap it will be able to sell the credits it doesn’t use.

Clearly the task ahead of us is immense and requires each and every one of us to
become carbon aware at home, at play and at work, but it is a challenge that we
have to meet.

If you have any questions about any of the projects contained in the Programme
contact the Council’s Climate Change Unit on 01332 255569 or email
andy.hills@derby.gov.uk


Cllr. Robert Troup
December 2008
Articulating the Vision

To enable us to meet our 25% target we have developed the following vision
statement that helps to articulate in three short sentences, how we intend to
achieve this very ambitious goal.


Derby City Council will work to make its full contribution to a world in which climate
change brought about by human activity is limited to a level that will allow every
person to prosper within locally and globally sustainable environments.




Understanding and recognising the science

In order to fully understand the underlying rationale behind this document it is
important that a general appreciation of the science behind climate change is
established. It should also be acknowledged that human induced global warming
is happening according the worlds leading scientists.

The atmosphere has a natural supply of "greenhouse gases." They capture
heat and keep the surface of the Earth warm enough for us to live on. Without
the greenhouse effect, the planet would be too cold to sustain life.

Before the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and other
greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere was in a rough balance with
what could be stored on Earth. Natural emissions of heat-trapping gases
matched what could be absorbed in natural sinks. For example, plants take in
CO2 when they grow in spring and summer, and release it back to the
atmosphere when they decay and die.

The industrial revolution started to change this natural balance where energy
intensive industries started emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases. This
process has accelerated with the demands of our present lifestyles where fossil
fuels are now burned more and more to run our cars, trucks, factories, planes
and power plants, adding to the natural supply of greenhouse gases. The
gases—which can stay in the atmosphere for at least fifty years and up to
centuries—are building up beyond the Earth's capacity to remove them and, in
effect, is creating an extra-thick heat blanket around the Earth. This is resulting
in an alarming increase in global average temperatures.

The potential consequences that a changing climate could have on the overall
social, economic and environmental stability of the planet are immense. The
latest scientific predictions indicate that:

      40 % of the world’s species would face extinction if temperatures rose by
       2C.

      200 million people are at risk of being driven from their homes by flood or
       drought by 2050.
      4 billion people could suffer from water shortage if temperatures rise by 2C.

It is therefore imperative that we all embrace this issue at work, home and at
play to identify what we can all do to reduce our carbon dependency. This is
called carbon mitigation. We should also be planning our towns and cities to
cope with the various changes that a changing climate will bring in terms of
more erratic and intense rainfall with hotter, drier summers. This process is
called carbon adaptation.


Key drivers for action

The Council is not responding to this challenge on its own. All local authorities
throughout the UK are preparing their own plans and programmes to tackle this
issue in a proactive way. Outlined below are a number of key drivers that have
helped to stimulate this response by raising the importance of climate change at
the international, national and local level.

International level – the Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement setting
targets for industrialised countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
Industrialised countries have committed to cut their combined emissions to 5%
below 1990 levels by 2008 - 2012. Most climate scientists say that the targets set
in the Kyoto Protocol are merely scratching the surface of the problem and are
recommending emission cuts in the order of 60%.

National level – the Government’s new Climate Change Act will provide for the
delivery of an 80% reduction in the UK’s carbon emissions on 1990 levels by
2050. This is a very challenging target that more realistically reflects the severity
of the issue at large.

Local level – the Derby Declaration on Climate Change, signed by the Council
in the Spring of 2006, shows how important the Council considers climate change
to be. The Council has also adopted climate change as one of its strategic
priorities to help give it the profile and importance it deserves:


Leading Derby towards a better environment: We will reduce the level of carbon
emissions, raise awareness on local climate change issues and care for Derby’s
heritage


Taking the process forward

Derby City Council already has the essential ingredients in place to deliver its 25%
carbon reduction target and become an exemplar of best practice in this area. It
has:

      the political commitment at the very highest level to champion this issue as
       one of the Council’s main priorities;
        tried and tested project management procedures in place as an excellent
         rated Local Authority to ensure that progress is made;
        a dedicated team of individuals to co-ordinate this work across the Council;
        access to internal funding to pump prime key carbon reduction projects and
         programmes.

The approach we have adopted to achieve our 25% carbon reduction target
embraces the corporate nature of this work where every department will be tasked
to play a full and active role to reduce its carbon emissions. We will also educate
and motivate our employees to play their part both at work and at home in
becoming carbon reduction ambassadors.

Even though all UK local authorities are facing the same challenge, Derby’s
approach is different reflecting the unique culture of the Council and the key
challenges facing the city that we serve. Our approach will:

   Build on existing processes and structures

To help give the Climate Change Programme a solid base from which to grow and
develop, it needs to be set within a supportive framework. The Derby Declaration
on Climate Change provides the strategic policy context for our work in this area
and the Climate Change Commission will act in a scrutiny role by reviewing the
progress that we make.

   Identify clear programme priorities

We will need to be clear about how we prioritise our activities in meeting our 25%
carbon reduction target by clearly identifying what projects we should support and
why. The following hierarchy of carbon support measures will help prioritise our
actions:

        using less energy
        using energy more efficiently
        using energy from renewable sources
        Sourcing and generating the remainder in a less damaging way.

       Avoid reinventing the wheel

There has already been a lot of good work in this area that we need to build on
and learn from. The Planning and Environment Commission report in July 2006
on the Council’s energy use, and the recent work undertaken through the Carbon
Trust’s Local Authority Carbon Management Programme are two good examples
that help to reinforce this point. The Carbon Trust work has enabled us to start
working on carbon management opportunities in a structured way.

   Revisit hard to improve areas

It is important that we revisit those areas that are especially difficult to address
because of either technical or financial reasons. The two reports mentioned in the
previous section have both identified issues around the monitoring of energy use
within the Council’s building stock. It is important that we ‘drill down’ to address
fundamental issues like this before we move on to look at other potential, more
exciting opportunities.

   Develop a balanced programme

It is important we have a programme that combines the more obvious carbon
mitigation measures with a number of longer-term interesting projects that have
the potential to help capture the imagination of the general public.

   Keep the programme highly visible

In order to bring about the culture change needed to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of
our employees it’s important that we regularly keep everyone informed of the
progress we are making. We also need to give employees and members of the
public the opportunity to be informed of the general issues and to contribute their
ideas.


Structure of the programme

The Programme will be structured around the following main roles of the Council
where it has direct control over its carbon emission or significant influence over
the activities of others:

Estate Manager – the Council is a major employer and consumer of energy and
other resources. Through better management and design of our existing and new
building stock we need to plan for carbon savings to both cut emissions and save
money. We also need to consider these issues within the Council’s transport fleet
and through the waste that we produce along with the different products and
services that we procure. The Local Authority Carbon Management Programme
has addressed a number of issues in these areas that we need to build on.

Service provider – all the Council’s services from emergency planning to social
care have a carbon footprint. We need to develop a better understanding how our
major services contribute to climate change and devise appropriate strategies to
reduce this impact.

Community Leader – the Council has a pivotal role in leading by example and
working alongside other organisations to improve the quality of life of local people.
One of the main vehicles to support this culture of partnership working is the Local
Strategic Partnership – Derby City Partnership (DCP). A great deal of potential
exists for the Council to influence both the Sustainable Community Strategy and
the Local Area Agreement in making these documents more climate change
aware.

In order to achieve the level of progress that will be needed to reach our 25%
carbon reduction target, the programme will initially focus on the following main
areas:

Estate Manager
   1. Energy Services – looking at the energy efficiency of the Council’s
      accommodation and other key buildings.
   2. Transport – including the areas of staff travel and the Council’s own vehicle
      fleet.
   3. Procurement – assessing the potential carbon savings that can be made
      through purchasing goods and services.
   4. Waste – looking at how we manage the various waste streams we produce
      in a sustainable way.

Service Provider

   5. Planning and regulation - looking at the adaptation role that can be played
      through the Local Development Framework in preparing the city for the
      changes that climate change will bring.

Community Leader

   6. DCP - work through both the City’s Sustainable Community Strategy and
      the Local Area Agreement in order to both encourage and facilitate a
      citywide buy-in to combating climate change.
   7. Renewable energy – undertake research into renewable technologies
      across the city in order to build on the work that has already been
      commissioned on hydro and wind power.

The Council’s Climate Change Board has deliberately chosen to focus its efforts
on these seven discrete topic areas to ensure that we achieve some targeted
progress. The agenda of climate change covers a range of other potential topic
areas that we could embrace however, in doing so, we run the risk of spreading
our efforts too thinly and in doing so achieving very little.

 It may be the case that some projects that have the potential to significantly
reduce our carbon emissions don’t fall within any of these seven topic themes.
These projects will however still be taken forward as part of our programme.

Education and promotion

The whole programme will be supported through a comprehensive education and
promotion campaign to help win hearts and minds. We have already undertaken
a great deal of work in this area through the Council’s Green Team and the 7Cs
project but we need to continually challenge ourselves to come up with even more
effective ways to communicate with our employees. It is important that each
employee of the Council understands the science behind climate change and is
properly informed and motivated to do their bit to help, both at work and at home.


Carbon Baseline.

In developing our carbon reduction programme it’s essential that we have a good
indication of our overall starting point in terms of how much carbon we produce
and where this mainly originates. We need to find out the size of the Council’s
carbon footprint to enable us to get a better feel for the task in hand. This will then
enable us to prioritise our efforts so that we focus on those activities that are
responsible for the most carbon emissions.


How the programme works

The programme consists of several tables containing brief information on a variety
of key projects that will help the Council achieve its 25% carbon reduction target.
The first table - Gearing up to the Challenge, sets out the processes and
procedures we need to have in place to in order to tackle this issue in a
systematic way. The next three tables reflect the main roles the Council performs
as an Estate Manager, Service Provider and Community Leader. A fifth table –
the Council as an Educator, brings together some of the main initiatives that will
help educate and motivate our employees.

To identify even more opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint we will continue
with a series of internal workshops to look at the seven main topic areas that will
initially form the backbone of our programme. To help give this exercise the
necessary clout and commitment it requires each of the topic areas need to be
‘owned’ by the most relevant Assistant Director. Potential project ideas that come
out of the workshops will be worked up and included in our programme.

The programme will be developed on an ongoing basis so we can capture any
new ideas or initiatives as and when they arise.

In order to decide if any major project proposal that enters the programme
receives funding and support, a cost benefit analysis will be carried out. As far as
possible, this will scrutinise the potential carbon savings against the amount of
financial investment the project requires to ensure that for each pound we invest
in our programme we maximise the potential carbon savings that can be made.
This is a new discipline for the Council and continues to need testing and
refinement to come up with the most suitable methodology.
Points about this edition of the Programme

> The starting point is work carried forward from the second edition, plus new items arising as a result of the completion of work
      included in that edition. A separate schedule accompanying this Programme briefly summarises the actions included in
      editions 2 and 3 of the Programme. It shows how work items from edition 2 have been carried forward into this edition or have
      generated new items for this edition 3, giving the relevant references in each case.

> In the early part of the new programme period, current officer working arrangements are expected to be replaced by new and
      significantly strengthened working arrangements in the form of a Climate Change and Energy Management Unit. As this
      comes into being and a detailed business plan is prepared for the new unit, new opportunities will arise and early modifications
      to the Programme are likely. Therefore, this edition has something of a ‘provisional’ character.

> In the period leading up to the preparation of this edition, it was agreed with the Carbon Trust that Derby’s Local Authority Carbon
      Management Programme Strategy and Implementation Plan (LACMP SIP) can now be ‘archived’. In practice, the SIP has
      been superseded in large part by this corporate Climate Change Action Programme. At the same time, the Council retains the
      commitment to action that it had when the SIP was agreed with the Trust. In preparing for this review of the Action
      Programme, a systematic review of the SIP has been carried out to make sure nothing of importance has been left out in the
      transition. For the now ‘archived’ SIP, a schedule of the actions completed and planned will form an Appendix to the Action
      Programme monitoring and review reports. The effect will be to put more focus within the Action Programme on new and
      additional work items.

> This new edition includes action in relation to the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme and the three main
      climate change indicators from the National Indicator set (NIs 185, 186 and 188).
Gearing up to the challenge


Aim – The Council will develop robust processes and procedures to make sure it addresses the challenge of climate change in a
systematic way. It will also provide additional financial and personnel resources to support the various changes and improvements
that will need to take place in order to meet our 25% carbon reduction target.




Ref / title of      Actions and benefits                         Who will do it?   Timescale incl.   Cost/ funding    Carbon                 R/A/G
project                                                                            key stages        source           implications           progress
                                                                                                                                             indicator
3/ G1 –Energy       Work with Energy Saving Trust to             Climate           Data collection   Staff time of    A key objective of
Saving Trust        prepare an EST strategic climate             Change Unit /     stage finalised   Council and      the support
one-to-one local    change action plan that will help address    Energy Saving     by end Feb 09     EST staff.       programme is to
authority support   NIs 185, 186 and 187 and help                Trust                               Two year EST     ‘tackle climate
programme           performance in relation to                                     EST               programme is     change and
                    Comprehensive Area Assessment.                                 evaluation        Defra funded.    reduce carbon
                    Once in place, the plan be a major input                       report            EST can          emissions in your
                    to the Climate Change Action                                   completed by      provide up to    area’. Once the
                    Programme and will provide an                                  end May 09        £25k to assist   action plan is
                    opportunity to bid for funding from the                                          implementatn     prepared the
                    Trust to implement the plan’s actions                          Action Plan       of the plan.     specific
                                                                                   completed by                       implications will be
                                                                                   end Aug 09                         clearer
3/ G2 – Set up      Implementation of the new corporate          AD Property       New unit          Staff time /     It is clear that
Climate Change      unit following the report intended for the   Services          operational by    new revenue      additional staffing
and Energy          Board’s December meeting                                       end April 09      funding          and other
Management                                                                                           needed for       resources are
Unit                                                                                                 new pots /       needed to deliver
                                                                                                     new capital      a suitable carbon
                                                                                             funding          reduction
                                                                                             needed for       programme for the
                                                                                             project works    Council
3/ G3 – Prepare    A unit business plan is needed to meet      Head of       End of May 09   Staff time       The business plan
detailed           corporate business planning                 Service +                                      will help ensure
business unit      requirements. It will provide a key         Team                                           that resources for
plan for the new   reference point for the work of the unit,   Leaders,                                       carbon reduction
Climate Change     articulating unit objectives, resources,    CCEMU                                          activity are used
and Energy         costs and performance levels                                                               as effectively as
Management                                                                                                    possible
Unit
3/ G4 – Council    Establish a robust, efficient and           Climate       Defra return    Staff time       This exercise will
carbon             sustainable framework for information       Change Team   successfully                     enable us to better
accounting         collection suitable for meeting the         / Energy      filed by end                     report on progress
                   requirements of National Indicator (NI)     Manager       July 09                          in relation to
                   185 and the impending carbon trading                                                       National Indicator
                   programme for local authorities and                                                        185 and respond
                   compile information for the formal NI 185                                                  to the national
                   return to Defra                                                                            Carbon Reduction
                                                                                                              Commitment
                                                                                                              regime
3/ G5 –Derby       This is phase 3 of an exercise to give an   Climate       March 09        Funding from     None directly, but
Local Climate      overview of the likely climate change-      Change Team                   between          in painting a
Impacts Profile    related impacts local services, covering    with GOEM,                    Council, Defra   picture of future
exercise - Phase   their nature, frequency and severity.       EMRA,                         and              local climate
3                  Phase 3 will address how our key            UKCIP, and                    Environment      impacts the study
(NI 188 input)     partners are adapting to severe weather     Student-                      Agency           will reinforce the
                   events. Part of an East Midlands-wide       force                                          arguments for
                   initiative, the exercise will provide                                                      local carbon
                   valuable input in relation to National                                                     reduction action
                   Indicator NI 188 – Adapting to Climate
                   Change
The Council as an estate manager - getting our own house in order


   Aim - The Council will look inwards to identify opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint from managing its own estate. This will
   include the energy needed to heat and power our existing and new building stock; how our employees travel to and from work; how
   we fuel our vehicle fleet; how we procure the goods and services to enable us deliver our various services and how we manage the
   waste we produce.



Ref / title of project   Actions and benefits                      Who will do it?   Timescale incl.   Cost/ funds     Carbon                R/A/G
                                                                                     Key stages        secured - Y/N   implications          progress
                                                                                                                                             indicator
3/ EM1 –                 Through inter-section working and         Resources -       By end June       Staff time      This will depend
Sustainable              having regard to the points raised in     Procurement       09                                on the projects
Procurement              the Climate Change Commission’s           Section, and                                        identified but the
Policy refresh           review;                                   Climate                                             area of
                         - develop for approval by Chief Officer   Change Team                                         procurement has
                         Group an auditable system to allow                                                            the potential for
                         Departments to 1) demonstrate how                                                             considerable
                         sustainability has been taken into                                                            carbon savings.
                         account in procurement activity and 2)
                         show details of any increased costs as
                         a result of sustainability factors;
                         - launch a corporate sustainable
                         procurement awareness raising,
                         guidance and training initiative,
                         focusing on the ways in which the
                         policy is to be applied.
3/ EM2 -                 Through inter-section working, assess     Resources -       By end June       Staff time      Will depend on the
Sustainable              the feasibility of establishing 1) an     Procurement       09                                projects identified
procurement              internal forum to exchange examples       Section, and                                        but procurement
practice                 of best practice and 2) a sustainable     Climate                                             has the potential
development            development ‘helpline’. This action        Change Unit                                          for considerable
                       follows recommendations from the                                                                carbon savings.
                       Climate Change Commission
3/ EM3 - Council       A range of varied energy efficiency        Resources        Tender – April   Yes – funding      Significant
House                  measures is planned, to include            and Corporate    09               secured            reductions are
refurbishment -        installation of a bio-mass boiler that     + Adult                                              anticipated.
energy efficiency      will provide about 70% of the building’s   Services         Contractor                          Detailed
improvements           peak requirements                          Departments      appointed –                         calculations in
                                                                                   August 09                           preparation
3/ EM4 – Gearing       Respond to the forthcoming                 Climate          Response         Staff time - bid   The purpose of
up for the national    government consultation on                 Change Unit /    depends on       made on            this scheme is to
Carbon Reduction       Regulations for the CRC scheme             Maintenance      timing of        corporate          drive significant
Commitment                                                        Manager and      government       budget for         reductions
(CRC) scheme           Identify all Council energy sources that   Energy           consultation.    additional staff   nationally. The
                       come within the scheme’s ambit             Manager,         ‘Sources’        resources          local impact will
                                                                  Property         exercise by      Bids made to       be very significant
                                                                  Services         end March 09     meet costs of      also
                                                                                                    automatic
                                                                                                    meter reading
                                                                                                    systems and
                                                                                                    ‘buying into’
                                                                                                    CRC scheme
3/ EM5 - Derby         Complete phase 1 – contact with            Climate          By end March     Staff time.        Schools account
Schools Carbon         schools resources available, including     Change Team      09               Other funding      for approximately
Challenge              offers of energy training days             working with                      requirements       50% of the CO2
                                                                  schools and      Development      depend on          produced from all
                       Phase 2 – develop and deliver a            other agencies   - by end April   details of         Council buildings.
                       programme of direct contacts and           as               09               activities
                       engagements with schools on carbon         opportunities    Delivery – to    brought
                       reduction                                  arise            end December     forward within
                                                                                   09               Phase 2
3/ EM6 - Eco-          Training HGV drivers and the refuse        Environmental    50 drivers       Training costs     Anticipated 5%
driving Initiative 2   collection fleet (target = 50 HGV          Services –       trained by       contained          CO2 saving from
                       drivers) to encourage driving in an        Fleet            December 09      within             all vehicles driven
                         eco-friendly way, reducing fuel use         Management                          established     by trained drivers
                         and fuel costs in the process                                                   budget
3/ EM7 – Internal        Further refine the new internal             Environmental     Internal          Staff time      The waste arising
waste recycling          recycling system introduced in the          Services –        feasibility                       from the Council’s
project                  Council House and examine the scope         Waste Policy      report about                      own internal
                         for rolling out this scheme to other City   and Projects      scheme roll                       activities,
                         Council offices                             Officer           out completed                     including schools,
                                                                                       by end April                      accounts for
                                                                                       09                                approximately 6%
                                                                                                                         of the total carbon
                                                                                                                         emissions.



The Council as a service provider – planning for a greener city


    Aim - The Council is responsible for delivering a wide range of services to the people of Derby. By focusing initially on the role
    we play in facilitating the physical development of our city we can develop a range of opportunities to better plan for the physical
    demands that a changing climate will bring.



Ref / title of project   Actions and benefits                        Who will do it?   Timescale incl.   Cost/ funds     Carbon                R/A/G
                                                                                       Key stages        secured - Y/N   implications          progress
                                                                                                                                               indicator
3/ SP1 - Clean,          The broader aim of this project is to       Climate           Tenders           Funding         This research has
Green Energy City        support the development of                  Change Team       advertisement     shared          the potential to
Study                    technologies that can be used locally       with Plans and    Jan 09            between         help identify
                         for the benefit of the environment and      Policies and                        Councils.       significant
                         economy of the Derby area and               inter-Authority   Appointment       Derby           opportunities for
                         ultimately can be ‘exported’ for the        Steering          of consultants    contribution    carbon savings
                         benefit of the world’s environment and      Group (incl.      by end Feb 09     from CCB fund   that can be
                     Derby’s economy. It is intended to         South                          previously       achieved across
                     establish which technologies will work     Derbyshire,    Start of        agreed by        the City. The
                     best for the City and will set out steps   Erewash,       consultancy     Board            potential will
                     to becoming a city with a reputation for   Amber Valley   work March 09                    become clearer
                     clean green energy use.                    and                                             when the research
                                                                Derbyshire                                      work is complete.
                     In particular, it will form an important   CC)
                     part of the formal evidence base for
                     policies and targets in the Local
                     Development Framework. Completion
                     is scheduled for August.
3/ SP2 – Local       Develop a spatial planning context in      Plans and      Consultation    Existing LDF     This is a strategic
Development          the LDF Core Strategy for responding       Policies       on issues       budget and       plan with a very
Framework Core       to climate change over the period to       Section        followed by     other            broad scope. It is
Strategy             2026                                                      consultation    resources        difficult to be
                                                                               on options                       specific about the
                     As part of the Core Strategy, develop                     completed by                     implications but
                     appropriate local targets for                             end June 09                      addressing the
                     decentralised/renewable energy and                                                         climate change
                     consider the options for local                                                             agenda will be a
                     requirements for sustainable buildings.                                                    major issue for the
                                                                                                                Strategy.
3/ SP3 –             Pressure for suitable advice to the DC     AD -           By end          No. Housing      Will need to be
investigate the      Service on these subjects in response      Regeneration   February 09     and Planning     assessed as part
scope for an         to planning applications and                                              Delivery Grant   of the business
energy               enforcement work is mounting but                                          will be          case for the post,
management / low     internally we do not have adequate                                        explored as a    but impact could
carbon adviser       resources to respond at present. A                                        possible         be considerable
post to advise the   ‘hands on’ rather than a ‘theory’ based                                   funding
Development          post is needed. The post could make                                       source.
Control Service      a significant contribution to the
and town planning    National Indicator 186 work (see
energy policy        action 3/ CL5.
formulation
The Council as a community leader - leading by example and working with others


   Aim – The Council through its role as a community leader will engage other key partners to proactively embrace the climate
   change agenda especially through its work with Derby City Partnership – the City’s Local Strategic Partnership. It will especially
   work with its partners to research and take forward those projects that require a high level of strategic and financial support
   including the role that renewable technologies might play in the future development of the City.



Ref / title of project   Actions and benefits                      Who will do it?   Timescale incl.   Cost/ funds       Carbon               R/A/G
                                                                                     Key stages        secured - Y/N     implications         progress
                                                                                                                                              indicator
3/ CL1 - Feasibility     This initiative is a short term           Maintenance       Decision to       £9,000 funding    Impact will depend
study for City           replacement for the action to ‘explore    Manager,          proceed –         from Board        on the nature and
Centre district          the creation of a local energy            Property          Board meeting     Fund agreed       scale of
combined heat and        generation company’, for which staff      Services /        10.12.09          at Board          development
power (CHP)              resources are not available at present.   Consultants                         meeting on        achieved as a
scheme                   District CHP schemes can deliver                            Completion of     10.12.08          follow-up to the
                         heat and power (and, if required,                           feasibility       meeting           study, but the
                         cooling) to a wide range of buildings                       study – end                         initiative would
                         across a large area. The connected                          March 09                            carry a strong and
                         sites all make fuel cost savings and                                                            positive local
                         the scheme overall delivers lower                                                               message
                         carbon emissions than would
                         otherwise have occurred had each
                         site relied on its own boiler plant.
3/ CL2 – Assessing       As part of the investigation of the       Climate           Report by end     Staff time, but   Potential carbon
the wind energy          merits of wind power as a viable          Change Team       March 09.         no other cost     implications will
generation               means of electricity production within    / Partnership     Further action    to Council        become clearer if
potential of Council     the City, this project builds on the      for               depends on                          and when specific
owned land with          work already undertaken with              Renewables        report’s                            proposals come
Partnership for      Partnership for Renewables, an                              findings                           forward.
Renewables           offshoot of the Carbon Trust, to
                     identify landholdings that are wholly or
                     substantially within Council ownership
                     that could be suitable for commercial
                     wind-based energy generation.
3/ CL3 – Derwent /   Construct a 230kW hydro generator          Corporate and    Planning         £1.685M           Expected to save
Council House        power station on the river Derwent to      Adult Services   application by   anticipated       around 680
Hydro power          supply enough electricity to meet the      - Property       mid January.     cost has been     tonnes CO2
station              electricity demands of the Council         Services         Power from       secured           annually
                     House.                                     Division         April 2010.
3/ CL4 - Derby’s     Following the submission of detailed       Climate          End March 09     Staff time        Includes
Sustainable          evaluations of the SCS by the CC Unit      Change Team                                         contribution to
Community            to the DCP centre, the task is to seek     / DCP                                               reduction in City’s
Strategy             to ensure that the development of the                                                          per capita CO2
                     new Sustainable Community Strategy                                                             emissions of 9.4%
                     for Derby embeds the reduction of                                                              against baseline
                     carbon emissions into the long-term                                                            of 6.9 to
                     vision for the city (see also CL7).                                                            6.25 tonnes by
                                                                                                                    2011
3/ CL5 – Tackling    National Indicator (NI) 186 deals with     Climate          Task Group       Staff time.       Contribution to
the Local Area       per capita CO2 emissions in the local      Change Unit /    established by   Partner’s time.   reduction in City’s
Agreement targets    authority area. Local targets have         DCP              end January      Other             per capita CO2
for National         been agreed as part of Derby’s formal                       09.              resources to      emissions of 9.4%
Indicator (NI) 186   Local Area Agreement. Following a                                            be determined     against baseline
through Derby City   report to Physical Futures Group, part                      Framework for                      of 6.9 to
Partnership          of DCP’s City Growth wing, the CC                           action agreed                      6.25 tonnes by
                     Unit is co-ordinating a Partnership                         by end April                       2011
                     Task / Steering Group to take forward                       09
                     this work. It will take on board the
                     awareness raising and behavioural
                     change work completed through the
                     successful Derby7Cs partnership
                     project.
The Council’s role as an educator - winning over hearts and minds


 Aim – the Council will ensure that all employees and Elected Members have the necessary information and the personal motivation
 to make positive, informed decisions about what the individual can contribute to this agenda both at work and at home.



Category / title of   Brief details                             Who will do it?   Timescale       Cost/ funds      Carbon              R/A/G
project                                                                                           secured - Y/N    implications        progress
                                                                                                                                       indicator
2/ E1 - Develop the   This programme, developed through         Council’s         ‘Insider’       Costs will be    Approximately
role of the Climate   discussions with the Champions, will      Climate           energy survey   met from the     15% of the
Champions             include:                                  Champions /       by end March    CCB Fund         Councils carbon
                      > Energy survey – a walk around           Climate                           allocation for   emissions can be
                      survey of main buildings by               Change Team       Recruitment     CCBCC            saved through the
                      Champions supported by advice from                          drive by end    purposes         ‘good
                      the Council’s Energy Manager                                Feb 09                           housekeeping’
                      > Recruitment drive - recruiting more                                                        actions of
                      Champions to adequately reach                               New campaign                     employees.
                      across the Council’s whole estate: As                       agreed by end
                      part of the recruitment drive, organise                     March 09
                      a large event for all Champions aimed
                      at drawing in future Champions
                      > Developing a new campaign –
                      working collaboratively, the
                      Champions will devise a new and
                      suitably hard-hitting campaign to be
                      launched during 09 as a transition
                      from or follow-up to ‘Polar Bears’
3/ E2 – Public        Working in partnership with Derby         Climate           To end of       Staff time and   Provides an
seminars on           Campaign Against Climate Change,          Change Team       June 09         DCACC            opportunity to
climate change      deliver a series of solutions-based     / Derby                        members’          reach out to the
solutions           seminars that are open to the public    Campaign                       time. Other       public with carbon
                    on the subject of ways to tackle        Against                        cost for the      reduction
                    climate change. The initiative will     Climate                        series are        messages.
                    provide a small but valuable            Change                         estimated at
                    contribution to the LAA NI 186 Action                                  £800 (hire of
                    Plan                                                                   rooms, etc)
                                                                                           and can be
                                                                                           met from the
                                                                                           above fund
3/ E3 Eco-Fest 09   Make all necessary preparations to      Climate       Eco-Fest will    Some of the       Eco-Fest presents
                    deliver the Council’s biennial 2-day    Change Team   take place in    funding will      an excellent
                    Eco-Fest, on the theme of ‘Climate                    Sept 09, but a   come from the     opportunity to
                    Change and Derby’s response’,                         great deal of    CC Team’s         celebrate the
                    maximising through discussions with                   the              budget but as     principles of
                    the promoters the contribution that                   preparatory      always a          climate change
                    Eco-Fest can make to the extended                     work will be     sizeable          action and carbon
                    Derby Festé proposed for September                    carried out in   proportion will   reduction initiatives
                    09                                                    this work        need to come      within the
                                                                          programme        from private      community and to
                                                                          period, to end   sponsorship –     reach out
                                                                          June 09          sources not       effectively with
                                                                                           yet determined    carbon reduction
                                                                                                             messages.

                                                       Contributing programmes
                            Programme                                                             Responsibility

Delivering actions from the Local Authority Carbon Management          Energy Manager, Property Services Division
Programme’s Implementation Plan
Employee Travel Plan Action Plan                                       HR Consultant, Human Resources Division
Green IT Programme                                                     Project Support Consultant , ICT Division

				
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