Moving towards a higher value economy means maximising our area’s economic strengths. While facing the challenges of limited natural resources, a growing population and climate change, moving towards a low carbon, circular economy provides a future foundation for global opportunities and a huge market opportunity here.

Our strategic opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and deliver economic opportunities are found in the following sectors:

  • agri-food
  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • transport
  • utilities (incl., energy generation, water & waste management).



Our approach to accelerating a shift towards a low carbon, circular economy is focused on collaboration across sectors and different types of organisation. Unprecedented collaboration is needed to achieve the systems change required to address the climate crisis and seize the economic opportunities of moving towards a competitive, low carbon economy.