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SWIP Integrating Net Zero Route Map

The South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP) Integrating Net Zero Route Map identifies three key pillars that need to be put in place to support infrastructure decarbonisation in the region: mindset and leadership carbon literacy collaboration To support these pillars, SWIP is recommending the development of a South West Collaboratory – a ‘living lab’ for the […]

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National Infrastructure Assessment: Baseline Report – Call for Evidence

Contribute to the SWIP response on 17 key questions The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is requesting input to assist them in addressing the key challenges following publication of their November 2021 Baseline Report.  This is effectively a progress report on the steps taken to improve the nation’s infrastructure. A primary theme is the cross-cutting digital […]

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What do plans to reform infrastructure delivery mean for the South West?

“A catalyst to enhance our future regional infrastructure.” Peter Kydd, SWIP Chair Two major infrastructure policy papers, published by the UK government on 13 September 2021, have been welcomed by SWIP. The publications are: National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021 Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP): Roadmap to 2030 Taken together, these documents provide greater clarity on […]

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Digital Twins – How can they help the South West to decarbonise?

Could the use of Digital Twins aid and accelerate the net zero transition in South West England?  Catch up on the recording of our recent workshop in partnership with the Data Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI). The session discusses how digital representations of the physical world might unlock new opportunities for the decarbonisation of […]

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Transport Decarbonisation Plan: 9 key points for the South West

A cluster of key policy documents have been issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) relating to decarbonisation of the transportation sector.   The Government has described its central Transport Decarbonisation Plan as the world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050. The other key publications are: Open consultation –  Heavy […]

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The importance of taking action on adaptation

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) published their report on priorities for the forthcoming national adaptation plans and the need for faster and wider action to be taken to ensure the continued resilience of our infrastructure in June 2021.   Whilst SWIP’s most recent work has focused on net zero (details of our new route map can […]

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Manifesto for infrastructure in Bristol

Bristol’s third mayoral election takes place on 6 May 2021. The city is the economic heart of the West of England, acting as a gateway to the South West and Bristol’s Mayor plays a key leadership role in both the city and the wider region. The South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP) has produced a manifesto […]

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The route to net zero: Workshop 3

12:30-14:00 I Thursday 15 April Following two recent workshops attended by over 200 people, registration is now open for our third and final online route mapping workshop. Entitled ‘Joining it up and removing the barriers,’ participants at the event will be asked to appraise and populate the draft route map. The previous workshops highlighted that […]

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Manifesto for infrastructure in the West of England

On Thursday 6 May,  people in the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) area go to the polls to elect a new Metro Mayor. SWIP has produced a Manifesto for infrastructure in the West of England to highlight some of the key challenges and opportunities in region. The West of England Mayor plays a key […]

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Statement in response to the Budget by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

The Chancellor’s Budget on March 3, 2021 contained few surprises. In it he set out the huge amount of money borrowed by the country during the pandemic and, with the furlough scheme and other support mechanisms set to continue until well into this year, the total amount of borrowing this year is expected to be […]