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Understanding Linkages and Regional Added Value Mark Atherton Director Energy & Environment Slide 2 NW Region Opportunities & challenges 119 billion economy with 6.9 million people and 250,000 businesses Largest sectors are Business & Professional Services, Food & Drink and Advances Engineering & Materials UK largest region for both Food and Drink and Chemicals production Produces 7.03m tonnes of commercial and industrial waste & 10.4m tonnes of construction & demolition waste SMEs produce 77% of the regions commercial waste and recycle over 67% In 2007 the region was responsible for of 57m T/CO 2 e emissions down from 63m T/CO2e in 1990 Slide 3 Why Resource Efficiency? ResourceEstimated Savings Opportunity (m) UKNorthwest Energy3,349373 Waste2,659299 Water44141 Total6,449713 Estimated savings opportunity from resource efficiency Slide 4 Sector Savings Sector Total savings (M)WasteEnergyWater Transport- 224 - Food & Drink114108 Retail5416 - Chemicals, chemical products, rubber & plastic products33265.4 Construction22 - - NW Sectors with greatest identified resource efficiency savings Slide 5 REGIONAL STRATEGIES & ACTION PLANS Slide 6 SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION ACTION PLAN VISION for 2020 Achieve a more productive, resource-efficient, low carbon Northwest by 2020 through continuous economic and social progress that makes best use of resources to meet the needs and aspirations of the Northwest for a better quality of life. INDICATORS a reduction in tonnes of CO 2 emissions per unit of GVA against a 2006 baseline of 0.53; a reduction in the waste produced per unit of GVA against the 2006 baseline of 2.71 tonnes (per 10 units of GVA). ACTIONS 5 Key Outcomes 14 Actions Slide 7 The Regional Picture All environmental support now delivered through the Improving Your Resource Efficiency package; Grants for Improving your Resource Efficiency Embedding Resource Efficiency Eco-innovation Programme Construction Knowledge Hub Delivered by many partners with one point of contact Businesslink Full details in recent IYRE brochure or from www.nwda.co.uk/publications/business Slide 8 The Regional Picture ENWORKS is part of a wider group of expert partners Business can access all of these through BusinessLink One easy point of contact leads to a wealth of specialist knowledge Different levels of support enables wide-scale coverage of businesses Referrals from Environment Connect Slide 9 Addressing Sub-regional variation Sectoral Share of GVA % (2006) Cheshire & WarringtonCumbriaGtr MancLancsMside Business & Professional Services (B&PS)14.76.415.79.113.9 Food & Drink8.712.59.810.78.9 Advanced Engineering & Materials (AEM)13.910.412.315.811.3 Leisure/tourism0. Bio-medical7.51.40.711.9 Construction related7. Slide 10 location of businesses supported by ENWORKS This map illustrates; Clear concentration around city regions, Fylde Coast Higher number of large business around Manchester, Liverpool & Pennine Lancashire Wider spread of businesses across NE Lancashire & Cumbria The need to understand specific local issues but also those wider regional factors which influence business Slide 11 Monitoring & Evaluation ENWORKS Online Toolkit & expert central management team Companies able to update their actions as completed Can view their savings and environmental impact ENWORKS can offer ongoing support NWDA can view impact of the whole programme Identify areas of success or concern throughout programme Slide 12 Value for Money The ENWORKS programme has delivered annual savings of: 100 million, 303,301 tonnes of CO 2, 4.2 million m3 of water and 3.1 million tonnes of materials As of Dec 09 for every 1 invested 11 savings were identified Slide 13 Conclusions Clear Regional need to de-couple economic growth from environmental impact Regional programme with sub-regional flexibility Experience built up over years of operation Monitoring toolkit providing key research/ knowledge Proven track record with demonstrable achievements Supports delivery of regional policy