The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the University of Exeter have developed a tool that will enable parish councils and local communities to estimate baseline carbon emissions for their area. This is calculated using information about energy use, travel behaviours and the consumption of goods and services modelled at household level and scaled up to better reflect individual communities.
The tool will enable the development of meaningful and locally appropriate carbon reduction strategies by parish councils that allow them to support their district and county councils with well-targeted activity that focuses on big-emissions sectors rather than spending time on well-meaning but low-impact activities.
This is part of a broader set of tools and training offered by the two organisations.
Read more about the footprinting tool for parish councils and communities at the CSE website
See the collection of climate tools at University of Exeter website
Read more at the CSE website