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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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… organisations). Our wider operational boundaries include emissions both up and downstream, which are the result of our procurement and other organisations delivering services on our behalf (Scope 3 emissions). Following NRW’s example our data also includes carbon sequestration from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) from land in our operational control. Sequestration represents…

… to future Welsh Government guidance. We also recognise that we are at the start of our data journey in relation to carbon and that this will be an ongoing process of improving the range and quality of data we use. This primary focus of this initial calculation has been on enabling comparison of the carbon impact of different areas of the council’s operations. The figure for sequestration

… have identified nine transition pathways: 1. Transport Direct travel by our staff in corporate or their own vehicles, includes fleet, commuting and staff travel within work. 2. Transport Commissioned travel and transport by non- council staff delivering goods and services on our behalf, such as school transport, subsidised bus provision and onward transport for waste. 3. Sequestration

… these potential reductions may require wider changes in areas such as procurement processes, storage capacity and service delivery models. 2 A9 Sequestration -1% Carbon sequestration removes emissions from the atmosphere, these negative emissions are crucial to achieving carbon neutrality. In addition, as land owner the council is responsible for substantial carbon stocks already…

… Welsh local authorities. Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Improve digital mapping and data availability. Trees rate of carbon sequestration varies significantly with species type, management and age. The initial figure in this plan is a very rough estimate for a small element of the council’s landholdings (LNRs). A complete picture of current tree stock is key…


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