Low Emission Hub


About the Low Emission Hub

Developed by the Low Emission Partnership, the Hub is a central information resource for Low Emission Strategies (LES) interventions and impacts. It includes an extensive searchable database of UK case studies. Local authorities are invited to share their experiences of emission reduction policy and implementation of low emission measures.

Low Emission Partnership

The Hub is operated by the Low Emission Partnership, a group of local authorities working together to improve air quality and tackle climate change, by reducing emissions from road transport.

Further information can be found on the Partnership's website at: www.lowemissionstrategies.org.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the Low Emission Hub is to provide accessible on-line information to guide local authorities; help them to make good policies and take effective action to reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gases from local transport.

The Hub has been developed as a central database for local policies, plans and measures that reduce transport emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. The objective is that local authorities and other policy makers will use the Hub to share their experiences of successful emission reduction strategies.


The Structure of the Hub

The Hub has been designed to accommodate a broad range of case studies, each of which may report at varying levels of detail - capturing high level qualitative information, as well as quantitative data where available. Each case study follows the same structure, to allow for effective searching and analysis of trends in current practice. 

Case Studies are categorised as one of four types:

  • Fleet: Case Studies based around managed fleets (e.g. council owned fleet)
  • Site: Case Studies based around managed sites (e.g. a new development)
  • Area: Case Study based around a geographic area and not easily defined as a managed fleet or a managed site (e.g. town centre, an arterial corridor or an entire council area)
  • Framework: Case studies based on strategies, policies or plans which provide a framework for action, but do not describe action applied to specific fleets, sites or geographic areas

 

Towards Quantification

The Hub provides a robust platform for reporting quantitative impacts, costs and benefits, whereby like for like comparisons can be made. At present, the majority of case studies within the Hub are qualitative. Quantitative data can be added as standardised methodologies develop and become common practice.

The Low Emission Partnership has funding to work with local authorities to develop quantified emissions data. Contact the Partnership at info@lowemissionstrategies.org for further information.