Local Carbon Management Matrix
The Local Carbon Management Matrix was an early self-assessment tool designed to help local authorities understand their influence on carbon emissions. It was made available to councils as a free download.
It aimed to prepare them for the increased focus by Government on the quality of local authority performance on climate change issues.
The accompanying user guidance explained why local and regional bodies should align their own activities with national efforts to curb carbon emissions, and outlined the opportunities for doing this.
The Local Carbon Management Matrix was originally developed by CSE for Defra.
The Matrix was updated to reflect recent policy developments and a new version published in March 2010 with support from the South West Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnership. As part of the update, we also produced a special version created for county-level or Multi Area Agreement co-ordination. This could be used to collate the results from several districts.
The Matrix was used by the Energy Saving Trust in its work to support local authorities across the SW region to improve their performance against the national indicator for local authority action on cutting carbon emissions.