In June 2019, the WMCA declared a climate emergency and set a target of zero-carbon 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."















Latest Environment News

6 Jan 2021 - Coventry bids to become UK's first all-electric bus city

4 Jan 2021 - Black Country takes step towards clean growth revolution

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

14 Dec 2020 - New hotline to help residents keep warm and cut energy bills

10 Dec 2020 - Cycle hire scheme launches pilot in Sutton Coldfield

9 Dec 2020 - WMCA shows trees are for life, not just for Christmas

16 Nov 2020 - West Midlands to receive a further £13m for cycling and walking

10 Nov 2020 - 5PRING and WMCA partner on green innovation challenge

16 Oct 2020 - West Midlands gets £1m fund to keep homes warm this winter

8 Oct 2020 - Taskforce launches drive for the construction of low carbon homes

1 Oct 2020 - Green innovation challenge aims to cut carbon emissions

21 Sep 2020 - Download our 5 tips for reducing your carbon footprint while reducing your household bills 

3 Sep 2020 - E-scooter trial launch update