CIRCULAR ECONOMY, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
We are on a mission to promote and support the people and projects that are addressing the challenges of the climate emergency, and to put this critical issue at the top of the region’s agenda. We believe that South West Wales must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We’re also working on collaborative projects related to renewable energy, green infrastructure, agroecology and zero waste.
News just in that the Welsh Government has given Swansea Council an additional £2m for bike provision in the county. So this year Swansea Council will have spent £20 per person on bike routes – the same amount spent in the Netherlands!read more
On Wednesday 13th November, representatives from 4theRegion attended an event entitled, Sustainable Food Production: Potential for CSA in Wales. This is our write up of the event.read more
Hacer Developments, a developer based in Swansea and West Wales, has announced further details of an exciting new scheme for Swansea City Centre. Biophilic Living is a mixed-use regeneration development on the site of the former Woolworths store on Oxford Street,...read more
A multi-million pound project that will place Pembrokeshire at the heart of global marine energy innovation has taken a major step forward. The Swansea Bay City Deal’s Joint Committee has signed-off a detailed business case for the £60 million Pembroke Dock Marine...read more
A new wind farm in Neath Port Talbot has been granted planning permission. The development between the Afan and Llynfi Valleys will see 11 wind turbines installed, with a maximum blade height of 145m. Similar plans for the Foel Trawsnant site in Bryn – around 2km from...read more
This event was organised in partnership with Low Carbon Swansea Bay and sponsored by FLEXIS. The intention was to celebrate the growing Renewable Energy Sector of South West Wales, showcase the fantastic, diverse projects and initiatives going on across the region, and bring together business, academia and individuals to learn from each other and explore what else can be done to strengthen our renewable energy sector.read more
Marine Energy Wales has today announced that phase 1 of its Marine Energy Test Area (META) project is officially open for business. The announcement was made during a launch event held at Pembroke Port and marks a significant step in the development of the project....read more
BIOBASED SECTOR ROUNDTABLETHURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES A well attended roundtable meeting was held in Carmarthenshire to explore the food, farming, waste and biobased sector in South West Wales. The goal of the event was to share...read more
In this video we’re answering the most basic question! 4theRegion is a not-for-profit membership organisation, on a mission to help make positive change happen for South West Wales. We are connecting people, breaking down silos and enabling collaboration.read more
EFT Consult, a Swansea-based company that specialises in cutting edge and innovative technologies in relation to the design and consultancy of the built environment, and the implementation of the principles of the circular economy, has partnered with The British...read more
CIRCULAR ECONOMY, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
4theRegion is on a mission to create a greener, cleaner region with a sustainable, circular economy, in response to the climate emergency and ecological collapse. Our members in the renewable energy, environmental, agroecology and sustainability sectors are crucial to this mission. As well as networking opportunities, important roundtable discussions, and the ability to get their voices heard at a regional level, we support our members in the Circular Economy by promoting their work and connecting them with businesses and organisations across the region. The Circular Economy is one of our six impact areas and we work tirelessly to ensure the conservation of resources and regeneration of the environment are top of the regional agenda.