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Net Zero Leadership and COP26

WM2041 is an ambitious programme for change. Reaching net zero across the different thematic areas will require coordination and partnership working across local authorities, business, the research sector, charitable organisations and the voluntary sector. Dialogue with UK government will also be an important part of the delivery. The following are some of the ways that we are working together on our regional net zero journey:

  • Environment & Energy Board: the WMCA’s political decision-making Board, chaired by the Environment and Energy portfolio holder (Cllr Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council). Membership includes the 7 constituent authorities, Energy Capital and the Environment Agency.
  • Local Authorities Net Zero Directors Group: established to ensure co-ordination at a local authority level with relevant Directors and Officers
  • Net Zero Infrastructure Delivery Board: a Board designed to bring together those who invest in energy infrastructure in the region to collaborate to support our net zero objectives.
  • Citizens’ Panel: to be developed with the aim of informing and influencing regional plans for WM2041.