Four years after launching its climate change “plan”, Greater Manchester has finally gotten around to establishing a”core dataset and accounting system framework” for its climate change, energy and greenhouse gas data. In fact, it’s even worse than that, because they’ve not yet established it, they’ve merely put it out to tender. Doubtless there will be months more of wrangling before any work gets done!
Manchester City Council repeatedly promised climate strategies in the second half of the last decade. It eventually established one in 2009, mostly as part of its marketing strategy. Greater Manchester, a bigger and even slower beast, was significantly slower. An implementation plan to explain how it would reach its ambitious targets was endlessly delayed, and when it did come out, was merely a re-heated wish-list with insufficient metrics and clear lines of responsibility.
With the abandonment of central Government’s “Green Deal”, which was supposed to enable residential retrofit, Greater Manchester has not got a snowball’s chance in hell of hitting its targets. Not that this is anywhere to be seen in the following tender. (screengrabbed 25th Jan).
“Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub – Core Data development for GPC and SEAP compliant climate change, energy and greenhouse gas reporting.
The Greater Manchester Strategy commits the region to reducing its direct CO2 emissions by 48% between 1990 and 2020. The region is also a signatory to a wide range of national and international performance and reporting commitments on climate change.
As a part of this the GMCA are currently developing a Greater Manchester Climate Change Strategy Implementation Plan 2016-20 .
This includes commissioning work to develop a core dataset and accounting system framework for its climate change, energy and greenhouse gas data which will efficiently meet our local, UK and international reporting commitments.
To deliver the study aims and objectives, GM is seeking a provider who already possesses deep and comprehensive technical knowledge and experience in this complex field.
Proposals from bidders should be sent via email – marked “Private & Confidential” – by 5pm on Tuesday 26th January 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org”
Click here for full details.
Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories
GPC Reporting Spreadsheet