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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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… to understanding the carbon impacts of our current landholdings. Right tree, in the right place. Current national rates of tree planting are falling well short of ambitious government targets, which reflect that Welsh (and Blaenau Gwent) tree coverage is still well below the European average. However, it is vital that tree planting efforts not only consider the number of trees planted

… is likely to be a significant underestimate as data for tree coverage was only available for our Local Nature Reserves, which are only a small part of our total land holdings. Our Carbon Footprint for 2018/19, showed in CO2 equivalent tonnes per year, is shown on the next page as an infographic. 9 10 4. Our Transition Pathways Our plan will take a transition based approach…

… absorption of carbon on land we own and manage, largely associated with woodland, urban trees and peatland. 4. Procurement: Goods which covers what we purchase as an organisation and includes key items such as clothing, food, IT, machinery, equipment and furniture. 5. Procurement: Services which covers the services we procure to deliver our functions such as schools and social services…

… captured, trees and peatland are the main two natural carbon stores. Both these land types in Wales have been badly degraded as carbon stores over a number of years by deforestation and peatland ‘improvement’ for agriculture (now often abandoned). Deindustrialisation in Blaenau Gwent has resulted in another wave of landscape change, we now have the highest proportion of woodland coverage of all…

… 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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