Greenhouse Gas Report
Local authorities have been asked by the government to measure and report on all of their greenhouse gas emissions. Following guidance for organisations published by Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in September 2009, this report measures all greenhouse gasses, whereas the previous reporting tool, National Indicator 185, reported on carbon emissions only. Full details of this request and guidance can be found on the GOV website. This request by Government is different to that of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, which focuses on energy efficiency in buildings.
Emissions reported are those associated with all operations for which the Council is responsible, so includes sites that are managed by the Manchester Sport’s and Leisure Trust. However, the report is aligned with the Council’s annual Carbon Reduction Plan, and so excludes emissions from school buildings, although there are some variations such as the use of different conversion factors.
This is the forth year that Manchester City Council has reported emissions data in this format and this will be subject to change as the Council improves the way it collects data, and adds emissions sources not currently measured. Any changes made will be fully explained in future reports, and if necessary the baseline will be amended to enable the reader to understand actual reductions that can be compared year on year.
Manchester City Council Greenhouse Gas Report 2012 - 2013