The paper provided guidance to reduce embodied emissions in the delivery of public infrastructure across the planning, design and construction phases.
Significant progress has been made since the release of the discussion paper, which outlined six principles and actions for reducing embodied emissions, with the progress focusing on early project development stages.
Swift action is being taken by the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and INSW to develop a Protection of Environment Policy (PEP). This is a regulatory mechanism requiring the measurement and eventual reduction of embodied emissions in infrastructure. The PEP will also support circular economy approaches that manage waste more efficiently and reduce carbon emissions.
The PEP will require the measurement and eventual reduction of embodied emissions in infrastructure. INSW and the EPA will engage extensively with industry as part of the process of developing the PEP and there will be a minimum three-month public consultation on the PEP.
You can keep up to date with the PEP progress on the EPA website.
Decarbonising Infrastructure Delivery Roadmap
INSW and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) have also prepared the Decarbonising Infrastructure Delivery Roadmap of their activities and milestones relating to embodied emissions over the next three years, to provide greater policy clarity to industry and communicate the coordinated work of NSW Government.
The Roadmap sets out key initiatives from 2023-2026 towards decarbonising infrastructure delivery and reflects the collaborative relationship between INSW and TfNSW as a NSW Government leader in this space.
View the Decarbonising Infrastructure Delivery Roadmap.
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