Carbon assessment and management
RPS’ climate change consultancy, which advises on policy, management and planning issues, draws on the energy and environmental expertise of the entire RPS Group. We analyse clients’ carbon emissions – their carbon footprint – and provide practical advice for developing and implementing carbon management strategies. We also provide climate change risk, adaptation and resilience assessments, and tie this to sustainability strategies for clients at a corporate and development project scale.
Carbon footprinting and verification
Climate change is a material consideration for a wide range of developments. Demonstrable carbon reduction can be a key benefit to highlight in projects in the energy, waste and aviation sectors amongst others. This will be increasingly prominent once the revised EIA Directive is transposed into UK legislation.
RPS has an exceptional focus upon detailed and technically robust project-level greenhouse gas assessments, supported by our highly flexible bespoke modelling capability. This ensures that we provide strongly justified and defensible carbon footprints that cater to the specific circumstances of individual projects and have been proven to stand up to challenge at DCO hearings and public inquiry.
We also provide carbon footprint verification using the ISO14064-3 standard.
Reporting of corporate-level carbon emissions is mandatory for listed companies in the UK, and an important part of corporate social responsibility communications for companies all over the world. RPS works with clients both large and small to assist with data collection, carbon emissions calculation, communication and reporting of emissions, and setting strategies for carbon reduction. We have a strong understanding of how to get the most out of voluntary reporting schemes such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, gained through assisting clients taking their first steps in voluntary reporting and through securing a top-ten position in the Carbon Leadership Index for clients with greater sustainability reporting experience.
RPS can provide advice on EU ETS monitoring and reporting plans, greenhouse gas permit applications, and interpretation of the legislation and guidance concerning allowance allocations.
Download our Greenhouse Gas Reporting Capability Sheet here
Download our Civil Aviation Capability Sheet here