SCATTER Tool for setting Carbon Targets now available

Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction, or SCATTER, makes it easier for local authorities to meet the complex challenge of understanding and reporting on city-wide carbon emissions. Local authorities can use the website to help report to carbon reduction frameworks, and in time, to set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and understand how to meet their climate change objectives.

The tool uses a range of national and local public datasets to provide quantified outputs without local authorities needing to spend significant resources on data collection.

The launch of SCATTER comes hot on the heels of the UK declaring a climate emergency and setting local, national and international objectives to reduce carbon emissions.

The department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) originally created SCATTER through a funded project between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, sustainability consultancy Anthesis and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. BEIS has funded Nottingham City Council to develop enhancements for the SCATTER tool.

SCATTER will help local authorities in two ways. A currently available tool helps them to create a detailed inventory of their area’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

What is SCATTER? 

SCATTER is a local authority focussed emissions 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.

  • SCATTER generates a compliant emissions inventory
  • SCATTER can be used to develop a credible decarbonisation pathway for a local authority to implement in line with their emissions targets.
  • Outputs can then be used for engagement to create a collaborative carbon reduction approach.