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Improvement Service launches climate action data platform

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Scotland’s Improvement Service and its partners have set up a data platform for local authorities in the country to share information on their climate action plans.

The platform provides a core element of the new Scottish Climate Intelligence Service (SCIS), developed in a collaboration with the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Swedish technology company ClimateView.

The Improvement Service – the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland – said the SCIS will support informed decision making and implementation on climate action by local authorities.

The ClimateView platform has been developed to help councils move their existing plans online and use it to design, implement and improve area-wide emissions reduction programmes. It includes functions for impact assessments and monitoring.

Towards net zero

The Improvement Service stated: “This collaborative model helps to ensure all 32 local authorities contribute to Scotland's net zero goal, promoting a collective response to climate mitigation and enabling all communities to access the benefits of transition to a low carbon economy.”

Einar Bodström, CEO of ClimateView, said: "This partnership will help Scotland as a nation, as well as every one of Scotland's 32 local authorities, deliver climate action more efficiently with the help of data informed analysis. We’re thrilled to work this closely with the key institutions of Scotland’s green transition towards 2045."

The initiative has been jointly funded by councils and the Scottish Government.

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