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Net zero risk register

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5. Reliance on afforestation to offset carbon emissions

Risk Title and Description

Land Use Change to offset emissions.

Service: Net Zero & Business

Date identified: 15 June 2022

Owner: Net Zero Project Manager

Target implementation date: 2030

Potential Causes:

  • Additional planting of trees causes land use change, removing play areas and other valued land uses
  • Impact of Ash die back on existing tree canopy decreasing carbon stored in ECC trees

Potential Impacts:

  • High expenditure from afforestation
  • Planting trees isn’t reducing emissions, therefore masks existing emissions


Existing Mitigations & Control

What has been done to control the risk?

  • GHG emission savings vary depending on planting of different biomass
  • Native trees planted


Further Mitigations & Controls to be put into place

  • Separate study required to establish benefits, cost and land use to produce effective valley parks and other public green space owned by ECC


Risk scores

Inherent risk
Risk Score
Likelihood 3
Impact 3
Risk score 9


Residual risk
Risk Score
Likelihood 2
Impact 2
Risk score 4


Risk scores explained