In June 2019, the WMCA declared a climate emergency and set a zero-carbon target for the West Midlands by 2041.

By March 2021, we had published our first Five Year Plan setting out our priorities for decarbonising the region and becoming a leader in the green industrial revolution. Our ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions requires action from all us, including:

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. 

You can find more information about our Environment programme on the pages linked below.


Want to join our team?

We currently have a number of new job vacancies in our Environment Team and Energy Capital.  Join us and help to deliver the region’s ambitious decarbonisation, natural environment and circular economy programmes. For more details and to submit an application visit the WMCA careers site


WMCA Environment and Energy Board

Providing guidance and accountability for all of our work is The Environment and Energy Board. The Board supports the Mayor of the West Midlands and is made up of locally elected officials with a keen interest in delivering positive environmental outcomes for our region.


Latest Environment News

11 Jun 2021 - Laura Shoaf announced as interim Chief Executive of WMCA

09 Jun 2021 - Electric vehicle training centre launches at Walsall College

07 Jun 2021 - Cycle hire scheme success with almost 500 bike rides a day

05 Jun 2021 - Registration opens for international net zero conference

02 Jun 2021 - Futuristic 5G-enabled transport projects unveiled

24 May 2021 - Cycle hire scheme rolls in to Birmingham

20 May 2021 - Work starts on Perry Barr station following demolition of old buildings

17 May 2021 - £20m infrastructure work to transform Longbridge

10 May 2021 - Contractor unveiled for Curzon Street station development

8 May 2021 - Andy Street re-elected as Mayor of the West Midlands