Useful Projects put people and business at the heart of practical plans to tackle climate change. We build the value case, bringing your internal and external stakeholders on board to accelerate the delivery of high-impact outcomes.
Local authorities are uniquely positioned to help communities become more resilient and build back better, whilst addressing the climate crisis. Yet at the same time, they are more constrained than ever by shrinking budgets, competing priorities and lack of resources to deliver sustainable initiatives.
Useful Projects’ GET SET ZERO approach accelerates local authorities’ journey to carbon neutrality, embeds sustainability throughout everything local authorities do, supports residents and businesses in reducing their carbon footprints, and assists local authorities in funding a zero-carbon economy that drives local economic growth.
Our ‘GET SET ZERO’ services for local authorities include:
- Assessing and analysing a local authority’s processes, initiatives and carbon footprint
- Opportunity identification
- Strategy development
- Strategy implementation planning and support
- Stakeholder engagement and sustainability communications
- Costing and funding advisory and support
- Sustainability planning policy development and SPDs
- Training and capacity building
- Organisational change and innovation programmes
With limited resources local authorities must maximise the outputs from all spend, delivering multiple social, environmental and economic benefits. We help to identify and prioritise the areas in which to focus financial and human resources through strategic assessments, strategy development and implementation planning. By creating clear strategy and delivery programmes we build confidence, clarity and commitment for accelerated delivery.
Bringing innovation and creativity, we align zero carbon strategies to local authorities’ core values and vision, gaining internal support through meaningful stakeholder engagement to co-create delivery plans. We ensure your internal and external stakeholders are meaningfully engaged throughout the process and empowered to support plans resulting in long-term successful delivery.
Using clear external communities, we engage communities in strategy development and build practical delivery programmes to enable them to adopt sustainable behaviours, thereby ensuring that climate action directly benefits business and residential communities. We prioritise people and the economy when developing zero carbon strategy, focusing on delivering impactful results and ensuring social value in all projects.