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Climate Public Engagement

Climate Public Engagement

In 2019 the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) called a climate emergency.

In 2020 we have published a report that starts a conversation on what we need to do across the West Midlands to limit the impact of climate change and prepare for the change we cannot avoid.

The paper sets out five principles for the West Midlands that underpin our efforts to limit this impact. They are:

  1. We will make the journey to 2041 without leaving anyone behind
  2. We will boost our resilience to climate change
  3. Our future will respect our heritage
  4. We will build more places and more connectivity between places
  5. We will save energy and resources without reducing prosperity

The paper also contains 74 suggested actions that businesses, public bodies, individuals and the WMCA can take to limit the disastrous impacts of climate change and to make the region resilient to the effects we are already seeing.

The report is open for engagement for over six weeks (closing midnight Thursday 12 March 2020). Everyone is encouraged to read the document and feedback on the proposals to ensure any measures are truly reflective of the region we all live in.

To read the whole report, download the WMCA climate plan.

To read an overview of the report, download the one page briefing document.

Our consultation on the report closed on 12 March 2020. The report and briefing documents are still available to read. We will update our climate action plan later in the year. Please visit this page for the latest information.