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
16 Mar 2021 - Hospital tree planting contributes to virtual forest
15 Mar 2021 - Old polluting cars crushed in mobility credit scheme
10 Mar 2021 - On-demand bus service launched at University of Warwick
9 Mar 2021 - WMCA launch Net Zero Pathfinder plans
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