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Working to reduce carbon emissions to net zero, enhance the environment and boost climate resilience

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.

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

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WM2041: Our 5-year outlook to improve the West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority is the first Combined Authority to achieve Silver Carbon Literate Organisation status.

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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, Economy and Net Zero

Environment & Energy programmes

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Find out more about the West Midland Combined Authority's environment projects.

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Energy Capital

Energy Capital is the regional energy partnership for the West Midlands that brings the public and private sectors together to deliver place-based energy solutions.

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Carbon Literacy Training

Take steps to tackle climate change

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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 and businesses engagement with our environment and energy work.

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Discover how we are improving transport methods to be greener.

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New Homes

Ensuring buildings are environmentally friendly.

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Find out about the latest environment and net zero data trends for the region.

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