Climate Change

This working group came to a close during 2015. The information below gives an indication of its work.


Carbon CLEVER community survey results

Report to Highland Council on community survey results. See items 28a - d available here.


What is Carbon CLEVER?

A flagship initiative with the vision of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025. It aims to join up area-wide efforts to make Highland an efficient and competitive place to work and do business; and an attractive place to live. 

Led by The Highland Council, it is already supported by a range of organisations across the business, public and voluntary sectors. Find out more . . .


The Carbon CLEVER Declaration

Organisations which sign the declaration benefit by:

    •    Gaining public recognition and free promotion in print, social media and at events

    •    Saving money and reducing carbon emissions by becoming more efficient

    •    Accessing free support such as funding maps, case studies and business cases to give you a range of tools to implement real savings

    •    Being part of a Highland peer support network and access to the Carbon CLEVER branding.

How does it work?

The Carbon CLEVER Declaration offers businesses, organisations, and communities support to make financial savings and become more resource efficient while reducing your carbon emissions.


Working group members

Joint Chair: Stephen Carr, Highland Council; Alison Craig, Changeworks   

Highland Council    Daniel Greig    

Highland Environmental Network    Vanessa Halhead    

Resource Efficient Scotand    Daniel Johns    

Scottish Natural Heritage    Chis Donald    



March 2015

January 2015

October 2014

July 2014

May 2014

April 2014

February 2014

January 2014


The Climate Change Working Group's report to the Highland Environment Forum on 18th March 2014 was supported by all present and the four key objectives adopted:

    1.    Reduce! Take action to reduce the carbon emissions of your organisation and contribute to the Carbon CLEVER vision of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands.

    2.    Share! Work with signatories in Highland and share information to promote good practice.

    3.    Encourage! Motivate and work with businesses, organisations, communities and individuals to take action to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the potential impacts of climate change.

    4.    Provide! Produce a short annual update of the actions taken and progress achieved towards reducing carbon emissions, so that this good practice can be shared. 


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