Andy Johnston is responsible for delivering the Local Energy business plan and helping the public sector to reduce their carbon emissions. Andy is also a Director at the LGiU where he developed practical pilot programmes on carbon trading and climate change adaptation.
Previously, Andy was Head of Centre at Forum for the Future, where he developed capacity building programmes and reporting frameworks for public and private sector organisations. For six months he was seconded to the OECD to write a report on education and sustainable development and gave presentations in many OECD countries.
Andy was a local councillor for eight years and chaired the planning committee for seven of those years. He was instrumental in the adoption of doorstep recycling and introducing sustainability into the Local Plan documents.
In an earlier role, Andy was a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire in environmental management for business and he has a PhD in environmental performance indicators.