In June 2019, the WMCA declared a climate emergency and set a zero-carbon target for the West Midlands by 2041.
In 2020 we published a green paper to start a conversation about the actions required for the region to achieve its carbon target, whilst delivering an inclusive, prosperous, and fair transition that leaves nobody behind.
The analysis of the feedback from the consultation
coincided with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the WMCA produced “WM2041 – A Programme for Implementing an Environmental Recovery."
WMCA Environment Board
The Board was established to help WMCA become ‘best in class’ in terms of the delivery of ‘clean, inclusive and resilient growth’. The Board provides advice and support to WMCA activity, helping engage with wider stakeholder networks and activity, identify and scale up existing good practice within the WMCA area, and identify and secure resources to deliver new opportunities.
Our current programme activity is outlined below. You can find further information on our current activity in the Programme Activity section below.
We are currently producing the first Five Year Plan to accelerate our activity for delivering our net zero carbon target for 2041. The plan will be available in early 2021.
Latest Environment News
1 Mar 2021 - Work begins on new Sprint bus routes
18 Feb 2021 - Ten startups pioneering new 5G tech in West Midlands
16 Feb 2021 - New Gigafactory planned for Coventry Airport
15 Feb 2021 - New Dudley bus and Metro interchange given WMCA approval
11 Feb 2021 - HS2 Growth Strategy set to turbocharge recovery
9 Feb 2021 - Plans to restore railway station at Aldridge
8 Feb 2021 - New cycle hire scheme launches in Sutton Coldfeld
29 Jan 2021 - WMCA unveils plan for region's digital future
14 Jan 2021 - First glimpse of how Metro extension in Dudley will look
23 Dec 2020 - Leading companies come together to set net-zero roadmap
22 Dec 2020 - New homes to be built on brownfield site in Telford
10 Dec 2020 - Cycle hire scheme launches pilot in Sutton Coldfield