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Commitment to Delivery –
Natural Resources Wales
Ceri Davies
Executive Director for Knowledge, Strategy and Planning
Climate Change: Commitment to Action – 9 December 2015
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NRW’s Carbon Positive Project
NRW becoming an exemplar in carbon management and sharing best practice
across the Welsh public sector
Recording
experience and
planning future
implementation
Delivering
demonstration
projects
Calculating
NRW’s net
carbon status
Evaluating
options for
mitigation
Communicating
best practice
and working
with others
NRW operational and emissions boundary
NRW organisational boundary
Upstream emissions
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Electricity supply
Water supply
Goods and services e.g.
ICT equipment, legal
services
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Lease and hire car fuel
Public transport
Staff travel to work
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Water supply
Goods and services e.g.
protective clothing,
contracted work
CO2
Downstream emissions
Buildings
Transport
Land
CH4
N2O
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Heating fuel
Air conditioning
Refrigeration
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Fuel use in own vehicles
Oil use in own vehicles
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Forestry operations
Flood defence & maintenance
Site management
HFCs
CO2 equivalents (CO2e)
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PFCs
Timber transportation
Visitors’ transport?
Leased estate?
Grant funding?
Data?
SF6
NRW’s Carbon Positive Project
Carbon sequestration on the NRW estate
Habitat composition
Sequestration calculation
Above ground biomass
Below ground biomass
Soil
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Habitat
age
85 % woodland
3.6 % grassland
3 % heathland
2.4 % peatland
Management
Soil
type
Condition
Key factors influencing carbon
sequestration rates
Energy Savings Opportunity
Scheme (ESOS)
• New UK regulation to comply with the European Energy
Efficiency Directive
• Aims to put EU back on track to meet target to reduce
primary energy consumption by 20% by 2020 compared to
business-as-usual projection
• Requires all large undertakings in the UK to do energy
efficiency audits by December 2015 and thereafter at least
once every four years
• NRW is the Compliance Body in Wales for the c. 320
registered participants
• Role covers monitoring compliance, including on-site
inspections; taking enforcement steps for compliance and
proportionate penalties if necessary
Our
Roles
Scheme Administrator
Environment Agency
Regulators
(Compliance/Enforcement)
Scottish
Environment
Protection Agency
Northern Ireland
Environment Agency
Environment
Agency
Natural
Resources
Wales
Offshore oil
and gas
industry
Department
of Energy
and Climate
Change
Llynfi Valley Woodland
Creation Project
• Establishing 30ha of
woodland through UK
Woodland Carbon Code
• Each ha sequesters c.
300 – 400 t C over
lifetime, so locking up at
least 9,000 t
• Community engagement
in project to help deliver
health and wellbeing
benefits for the local
population
Plant!
• Planted a tree to mark the
birth / adoption of every
child in Wales since 1st
January 2008
• Created new native
woodlands in locations
across Wales with
permanent public access
• Encourage public interest
in trees, woodlands and
the environment
Plant!
• A total of 250,000+
trees have been
planted since scheme
began in January 2008
• New native woodland
established on 11 sites
to date, largely in
conjunction with grant
funding through Glastir
• ONS has issued a
certificate to parents
for every child
Our Commitment to Action
NRW commits to:
• Deliver a comprehensive approach to carbon
management across NRW
• Provide guidance for best practice in carbon
management that can be shared with the Welsh public
sector
• Help facilitate the wider low carbon transition in Wales
through communicating our approach and disseminating
best practice through PSBs and other fora
• In parallel, progressively considering climate risk across
NRW’s work to embed adaptation