In 2019 we declared a climate emergency and set out our vision to make the West Midlands net zero by 2041.
This is a hugely ambitious plan but is an essential investment in the region’s future.
Our five year plan explains how we can deliver a 33% reduction in carbon use across local transport, homes and businesses by 2026.
Our work also involves creating a more circular and resource efficient economy for the West Midlands, and working with partners to protect, restore and enhance our natural environment – creating greener places and cleaner air.
Five Year Plan
Councillor John Cotton
Leader of Birmingham City Council
Executive Director - Strategy, Integration and Net Zero
Environment and Energy programmes
Creating a Circular Economy
Discover what it means to create a Circular Economy.
Discover more about our energy programme led by Energy Capital
Community Environment Fund
Apply now for funding to improve the environment in the West Midlands
Carbon Literacy Training
Take steps to tackle climate change
Adapting to Climate Change
Discover the impacts in our area
Local Nature Recovery Strategy
Learn about the WMCA's role as a responsible authority
Right Tree Right Place
Get tree planting advice and help grow our virtual forest
Find out about our work to improve air quality in the region
Join the Green Industrial Revolution
Find out how we're working towards net zero.
Our Regional Energy Strategy
Discover what we are doing to support greener energy lifecycles
Reducing Transport Emissions
Discover how we are improving transport methods to be greener.
Ensuring buildings are environmentally friendly.
Reducing Energy Poverty
Discover how we're supporting residents with their energy use.
Natural Environment Awards
First region-wide award scheme dedicated to the Natural Environment
Improving and Enhancing our Natural Environment
Learn about all of the environmental assets we have in our region.
Make a Net Zero Business Pledge
Show how your organisation is working towards net zero.
West Midlands Greener Together
Citizen engagement with our environment and energy work.
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