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Working towards net zero carbon and a better environment

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

Find out more about the Environment and Energy Board that supports our work, and our various programmes:

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Portfolio Holder

Councillor John Cotton

Leader of Birmingham City Council

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Lead Officer

Ed Cox

Executive Director - Strategy, Integration and Net Zero

Environment and Energy programmes

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Creating a Circular Economy

Discover what it means to create a Circular Economy.

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Discover more about our energy programme led by Energy Capital

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Community Environment Fund

Apply now for funding to improve the environment in the West Midlands

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Carbon Literacy Training

Take steps to tackle climate change

Climate Change Adaptation Report

Adapting to Climate Change

Discover the impacts in our area

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Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Learn about the WMCA's role as a responsible authority

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Right Tree Right Place

Get tree planting advice and help grow our virtual forest

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Air Quality

Find out about our work to improve air quality in the region

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Join the Green Industrial Revolution

Find out how we're working towards net zero.

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Our Regional Energy Strategy

Discover what we are doing to support greener energy lifecycles

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Reducing Transport Emissions

Discover how we are improving transport methods to be greener.

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Building Efficiently

Ensuring buildings are environmentally friendly.

Energy Housing

Reducing Energy Poverty

Discover how we're supporting residents with their energy use.

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Natural Environment Awards

First region-wide award scheme dedicated to the Natural Environment

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Improving and Enhancing our Natural Environment

Learn about all of the environmental assets we have in our region.

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Make a Net Zero Business Pledge

Show how your organisation is working towards net zero.

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West Midlands Greener Together

Citizen engagement with our environment and energy work.

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