SCATTER is a local authority focussed emissions measurement and modelling tool, built to help create low-carbon local authorities. SCATTER provides local authorities and city regions with the opportunity to standardise their greenhouse gas reporting and align to international frameworks, including the setting of targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Its use is free of charge to all local authorities in the UK.
Please listen to the podcast below for an introduction to the tool, including its aims and key benefits.
The tool now also offers the modelling of emissions reduction pathways to 2050, based on the ambition of several emissions reduction measures that can be set by the user.
The SCATTER tool:
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have funded Nottingham City Council and Anthesis to take forward enhancements to the online SCATTER tool.
This includes the full launch of SCATTER's Pathways functionality which is now online free of charge to councils in the UK. We are keen to receive feedback from councils using the tool during the beta release in order to improve the tool.
See below for more information on how to provide feedback.
The development of SCATTER provides a great opportunity to support a range of Local Authorities in taking their first steps along the journey to becoming carbon neutral, a journey which Nottingham City Council are also on. We’re really pleased to be part of the next phase of the project, aiming to increase the usability and accessibility of this free-to-use resource. We hope that SCATTER, with its city/regional inventory, carbon budget, reporting outputs and emission reduction pathway scenarios, will help support ambitious carbon reduction objectives around the country, such as Nottingham’s own aim to be carbon neutral by 2028.
Wayne Bexton Head of Energy Services at Nottingham City Council.
Anthesis director, Brad Blundell, said
Working out what actions will have the greatest impact as cities and city-regions look to reduce carbon emissions is a complex task. Turning those actions into a workable plan that is broadly supported by stakeholders is equally challenging. This is where SCATTER comes in, simplifying the measurement of emissions, helping cities to model scenarios, set reduction targets and take action.
In December 2018, Matt Rooney spoke to the BBC's 'Beyond Today' team on Manchester's carbon neutral ambitions. Listen to the podcast here - Can Manchester save the planet?
This is a beta release of the site. We are working to build on the functionality and accessibility of the tool and would really appreciate your feedback. Please send any comments or questions to email@example.com. Nottingham City Council are completing an evaluation to better understand the user experience of SCATTER and how it can enable local authority and regional carbon reduction objectives. We will use the information you provide to inform the development of the tool. Please follow the link to complete the short survey: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=157485197982. All responses are anonymised.
An exportable greenhouse gas emissions inventory for your local authority
This is aligned with the Common Reporting Framework from the Global Covenant of Mayors’
A range of visual, easy to understand emission scenarios up to 2050
These different scenarios are based on the adoption or application of a number of emission reducing inventories.
The SCATTER tool enables the user to choose ambition levels across over 30 emissions reduction interventions.
Interventions by consideration to reduce emissions are broken down into six areas
Electricity grid decarbonisation, bioenergy supply
Electrification of appliances and space heating, industrial process efficiency
Passenger transport demand and modal shift, technology and aviation
Sequestration of carbon in afforestation, land and livestock management
Use of retrofit technologies to reduce energy demand, electrification of space heating
Reducing commercial, industrial and municipal waste and increasing recycling
This has led to towns and cities across the UK declaring a climate emergency and setting ambitious carbon reduction commitments. The publication below summarises the recent Committee on Climate Change report that set out a response and recommendations to the IPCC report for the UK. The CCC have recommended a new 2050 target of reducing all greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero. The SCATTER tool is a free resource for all UK Local Authorities to support crucial aspects of any carbon reduction plan.
A collaboration between Anthesis Group, Nottingham City Council, BEIS, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research at the University of Manchester.