Professor Bahaj of the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) within the School of Engineering at the University of Southampton, UK, introduced the newly developed Performance Tracker for Southampton City Council’s Green City Charter (GCC). The presentation was part of the GCC first anniversary celebration organised by SCC, held virtually on Tuesday 21 July from 2pm until 3:30pm.

Southampton City Council published their Green City Plan 2030 in March detailing the desired outcomes over the next ten years. There are however no specific indicators to measure the success or otherwise of commitments undertaken by the participants within the Charter. In order to provide a robust assessment of the current status and yearly progress of GCC signatories, the Performance Tracker has been developed by the ECCD team as a robust assessment tool to provide an indication of an organisations progress, overall and under five components of the GCC.

Prof Bahaj’s presentation, provides an introduction to the GCC Tracker explaining the mechanisms of the tracker, showcasing two case studies (Southampton City Council and University of Southampton) and explaining how signatories can become involved. The presentation is available to view below and for more information visit the project page.