We are aiming to be the first Growth Deal to achieve the following:

Our Ambition

Zero Carbon Emissions

We're committing that all of our projects will produce zero carbon emissions

Improve Biodiversity

Our projects will have a positive effect on biodiversity 

Reduce Carbon

All of our projects will aim to reduce carbon used by at least 40%

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We aim to reduce carbon by __________

Something about climate change.

 

Greenhouse gas emissions are created from burning fossil fuel for such things as heating, lighting and transport and through certain industrial and agricultural processes. They can be avoided through early design decisions such as building orientation to maximise natural light, or can be reduced through use of renewable energy sources such as heat pumps and solar power.

Recognising the risk that the construction of these projects could actually drive emissions through energy used in manufacturing construction materials such as concrete and steel, its important that 

Every project will ....

To deliver on the commitments, Growth Deal projects will need to each consider their direct emissions, as well as emissions from purchased energy and other indirect emissions that occur in their supply chain – often called scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. To reduce embodied emissions, projects will need to consider their choices of construction material, for example replacing concrete with materials that generate lower emissions such as wood, recycled or reused products. Guidelines will be developed, but are likely to reflect the principles captured in WRAP Cymru’s recently published Sustainable Procurement Hierarchy Guidelines.

These commitments are ahead of UK and Welsh Government decarbonisation pathways, which commit to new buildings being net zero by [add dates] respectively but mean that the infrastructure delivered through the Growth Deal will be future-ready

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