GREEN GROWTH ‘Reducing the impact on our environment’ Fabienne Poulet Environment Agency, UK GREEN GROWTH - Aim “Exploring new ways of reducing the impact on the environment in our growth regions, and de-coupling economic growth and environmental degradation.” Sub-Themes •1.1 Sustainable Construction •1.2 Brownfield Regeneration •1.3 Waste Management •1.4 Environmentally-Friendly Transport •1.5 Resource Management •1.6 Environmental Management Systems •1.7 Flood Risk Management 1.1 Sustainable Construction Promote sustainable construction materials, water - / energy efficiency and all design aspects of new developments. Indicative results: •Construction waste reduced •Buildings more water- and energy efficiently designed •Use of renewable technology increased 1.2 Brownfield Regeneration Encourage use of previously developed land for commercial, residential, recreational or/and ecological purposes. Indicative results: •Re-use of brownfield sites increased •Brownfield sites de-contaminated effectively •Other barriers for re-development removed 1.3 Waste Management Encourage recycling, and investigate alternatives to landfill as well as strategies to improve after-use of waste sites. Indicative results: •Waste recycling increased •Whole life cycle responsibilities acknowledged •Share of waste going to landfill reduced 1.4. Env.-Friendly Transport Encourage reduction of environmental impacts of transport and related pollutants. Indicative results: •Need to travel reduced •More attractive/accessible transport modes •Development planning and transport better integrated •More low-emission vehicles and renew. fuels 1.5 Resource Management Encourage resource efficiency (water, energy, nature, etc.), environmental technology/advice and behaviour change. Indicative results: •Better env. performance of existing buildings •Products using fewer resources designed •More sustainable behaviour/lifestyles encouraged •Resource saving measures applied 1.6 Env. Management Systems Encourage businesses to use environmental management systems (EMS’) effectively to manage their env. impacts. Indicative results: •Better understanding of env. Impact of products •More effective EMS’ implemented •Env. performance of organisations improved 1.7 Flood Risk Management Finding solutions for building in flood risk areas, finding land for flood storage and investigate impacts of climate change. Indicative results: •Sufficient land for flood storage available •Effects of climate change on flood risk analysed •Flood risk for buildings in risk areas reduced •Dev. planning and flood risk better integrated Budget and Target Groups •Total budget of € 2.5 million •Fund approximately 7 projects € 100 - 400 thousand per project •Target organisations representing the environment, public sector, research and education establishments, voluntary sector, private sector, local networks Don’t forget! Address a Green Growth topic At least one European partner Activities with a European dimension 50 % /25 % match funding - cash, staff, data, grants from non-EU sources No large-scale infrastructure Outputs for Success •Establish networks of experts - build on existing work, review existing policies •Promote and transfer good practice training, advice, guide document, etc. •Develop joint approaches and pilots What next? •Questions? •Visit web-site for more details www.grow3c.com •Contact regional correspondent for help on partner search, bit writing, translation etc. •Submit your bid!