Craven College Commits to the Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting Framework
Craven College has begun its journey to reach net-zero by committing to the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Framework which is a package of regulations published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that came into effect from 01 April 2019. The College fully embraces this example of cross-government working understanding fully the role all organisations have to play in reducing energy and carbon emissions and how this is central to delivering the UK’s ambition to reach net-zero by 2050.
The whole college was inspired on Staff Development Day by a talk from Steve Frampton MBE, the Further Education and Higher Education Climate Commissioner, co-constructor of the FE Climate Action Road Map for FE Colleges. Steve enlightened everyone with the fact that in a survey of 2.4 million young people aged 7 to 17, 74% of them had stated climate emergency as the current major issue.
Steve says, ‘As these are our current and future students, then we need to take note as students are at the heart of all that we do.’
The road map will help Craven College to set targets for the future, for example, on food, transport and energy whilst working collaboratively towards the government targets.
Lindsey Johnson, Principal said, ‘As the UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, there is no better time for Craven College to start our journey on the FE Climate Road Map and commit to the SECR Framework. It is important for us as a college and as part of the local community.’