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.
Five Year Plan
The West Midlands Combined Authority are the first Combined Authority to achieve Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation status.
Councillor John Cotton
Leader of Birmingham City Council
Executive Director - Strategy, Integration and Net Zero
Learn about all of the environmental assets we have in our region.
Community Environment Fund
Apply now for funding to improve the environment in the West Midlands
Carbon Literacy Training
Take steps to tackle climate change
Discover what it means to create a Circular Economy.
Climate Change Adaptation
Discover the climate impacts in our area
Find out about our work to improve air quality in the region
Make a Net Zero Business Pledge
Show how your organisation is working towards net zero.
West Midlands Greener Together
Citizen and businesses engagement with our environment and energy work.
Discover how we are improving transport methods to be greener.
Ensuring buildings are environmentally friendly.
Environment & Net Zero Data Dashboard
Find out about the latest environment and net zero data trends for the region.
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