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Working towards net zero by 2041 and a better natural environment

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. 

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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, Integration and Net Zero

Environment programmes

Natural Capital

Natural Environment

Learn about all of the environmental assets we have in our region.

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Community Environment Fund

Apply now for funding to improve the environment in the West Midlands

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Carbon Literacy Training

Take steps to tackle climate change

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Circular Economy

Discover what it means to create a Circular Economy.

Climate Adaption

Climate Change Adaptation

Discover the climate impacts in our area

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Air Quality

Find out about our work to improve air quality in the region

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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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Transport

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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Environment & Net Zero Data Dashboard

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

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