Anthesis has announced the launch of its Anthesis Impact Tracker. This is a dedicated digital solution designed and developed for local authorities to accelerate climate action through enhanced monitoring, reporting, and decision-making.  

Part of the Anthesis Digital portfolio of Software-as-a-Service tools, Anthesis Impact Tracker has been led by the experts behind the SCATTER greenhouse gas reporting tool, used by 80% of all local authorities, and Area Based Insetting, an innovative alternative to traditional offsetting for UK local authorities. 

Anthesis Impact Tracker aims to help users track progress on implementing their climate action plans and collaborate, monitor, and report transparently with stakeholders across their local areas.  

The tool enables a local plan or strategy to be automatically visualised across key impact areas or themes, such as renewable generation, the built environment, transportation, or biodiversity. Further metrics, such as deadlines and stakeholder responsibility, can be added against actions to support coordination. Flexibility is key, and the tool is designed to adapt to a range of strategic approaches to action planning and use cases.   

Anthesis Impact Tracker also provides immediate access to a range of data through which the impact of local climate initiatives can be reviewed, stated the release.  

More than forty preloaded key performance indicators from multiple sources are included, ranging from building stock performance, renewable generation, and land management to macro scale emissions data. Gaining immediate access to this library will save users significant time in identifying relevant indicators and accessing their data. In addition, the library will expand over time, including adding local data unique to users’ areas.

“Anthesis Impact Tracker is extremely user-friendly. Having all our data sourced in one place helps to provide insights into the progress of our Climate Action Plan. The dashboard is a great step forward for reporting and data transparency,” said Georgia James, Environmental Data Officer, Camden Borough Council.

Anthesis Impact Tracker will be available from May 2023 through Anthesis Digital, Anthesis’ hub for climate-related technology and digital learning capabilities. Further enhancements will be rolled out throughout the year, including enhanced reporting capabilities and new modelling functionality to better track the impact of actions against net zero commitments.