140 Public sector organisations successfully graduate from Carbon Trust public sector programmes

At the University of London's Senate House, organisations from across the spectrum of the public sector gathered together for the Carbon Trust's annual public sector carbon management conference. Attendees came from central government departments, local authorities, NHS trusts, non-departmental public bodies, police forces, ambulance services, fire and rescue services, and further and higher education institutions.

Delegates were welcomed to the event by David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. The event marked the graduation of 140 organisations from the Carbon Trust's public sector programmes, the largest number to graduate in a single year, demonstrating the public sector's on-going commitment to carbon reduction.

Over 600 organisations have now worked with the Carbon Trust on public sector programmes, helping to identify over 93m tonnes of carbon savings and net cost savings of over £2.6 billion.

The Carbon Trust's core carbon management programme has been running for nearly ten years, helping public bodies to calculate a baseline for their emissions and create a business case for carbon reduction - as well as to share ideas and best practice with others. This can enable organisations to identify significant energy cost savings, liberating budgets for use on delivering frontline services, as well as helping to play their part in taking action on climate change.

More recently the Carbon Trust has developed two new programmes for organisations further along in their carbon reduction journey: one that helps to successfully implement low carbon technology, and another that focuses on behaviour change programmes for staff and stakeholders.

The annual Public Sector Carbon Management event hosted by the Carbon brings together a wide variety of organisations facing similar challenges.  Presentations and specialist workshops cover the latest thinking in carbon reduction, and provide an opportunity to share best practice on how to cost-effectively cut carbon, despite limited public funds.

The Carbon Trust is currently taking applications for programmes beginning in 2013. For further information please contact publicsector@carbontrust.com or call +44 (0)20 7832 4803.

Congratulations to the successful 2013 graduates of Carbon Trust programmes:

Further and Higher Education - 44 organisations

Calderdale College
City of Bristol College
Woodhouse College
South Thames College
South Devon College
St Marys College
Harrow College
South Cheshire College
South Birmingham College
Wigan & Leigh College
York College
The Sheffield College
City of Wolverhampton College
Wiltshire College
Tower Hamlets College
Sussex Downs College
Salford City College
Accrington and Rossendale College
Cirencester College
Lakes College West Cumbria
Weymouth College
Gloucestershire College
Bradford College
Shipley College
Portsmouth College
The College of West Anglia
Cambridge Regional College
Blackburn College
South Staffordshire College
Bedford College
Isle of Wight College
St John Rigby College
Leeds City College
Wakefield College
Mid Kent College
Hadlow College
Bicton College
Myerscough College
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
Canterbury College
South Nottingham College
St Helen's College
Capel Manor College
Ravensbourne College

Police and Emergency Services - 9 organisations

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Cleveland Police and Policy Authority
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Lancashire Constabulary
Leicestershire Constabulary
Nottinghamshire Police
Warwickshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
London Ambulance Service

NHS Trusts - 12 organisations

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Luton and Dunstable Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
East of England Ambulance Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Local Councils - 66 organisations

Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council
Leicester City Council
Leicestershire County Council
Lincolnshire County Council
Northamptonshire Co Council
Nottingham City Council
Nottinghamshire Co Council
Rutland County Council
Bedford Borough Council
Telford & Wrekin Council
Coventry City Council
Herefordshire Council
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Luton Borough Council
Lambeth Council
Birmingham City Council
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Cheshire East Council
Cumbria County Council
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
North Somerset Council
Wiltshire County Council
East Sussex County Council
Cornwall Council
Portsmouth City Council
London Borough of Camden
Dorset County Council
Halton Borough Council
London Borough of Sutton
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Brent Council
Torbay Council
Devon County Council
Newcastle City Council
North Yorkshire Council
London Borough of Croydon
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Peterborough Council
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Leeds City Council
Staffordshire County Council
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Gloucestershire County Council
Warrington Borough Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Manchester City Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
Durham County Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
North Warwickshire Borough Council
South Staffordshire Council
Worcester City Council
Stratford on Avon District Council
Rugby Borough Council
Broxbourne Borough Council
Cambridge City Council
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London Borough of Sutton
Malvern Hills District Council
North Yorkshire County Council
Spelthorne Borough Council
Teignbridge District Council
Wyre Forest District Council

Central Government departments and agencies - 9 organisations

Homes and Communities Agency
HM Courts & Tribunal Services
NHS Business Services Authority
Ordnance Survey
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

About the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent company with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust:

  • advises businesses, governments and the public sector on opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world.
  • measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services.
  • helps develop and deploy low carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.

For further information please contact the Carbon Trust press office on 020 7170 7050 or press@carbontrust.com. Alternatively visit www.carbontrust.com.