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Environment and Energy

Working towards net zero carbon and a better environment

In 2019 we declared a climate emergency and set out our vision to make the West Midlands carbon-neutral 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. We’re addressing the climate emergency as we recover from COVID-19 so we can all travel, live and work in a greener way.

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.

Five Year Plan

 

Find out more about the Environment and Energy Board that supports our work, and our various carbon reduction programmes:

Councillor Ian Courts

Portfolio Holder

Councillor Ian Courts
Leader of Solihull Council

Ed Cox

Lead Officer

Ed Cox
Director of Inclusive Growth & Public Service Reform

Environment and Energy programmes

West Midlands at COP26

West Midlands at COP26

Learn more about what is happening in our region in the run-up to COP26

Join the Green Industrial Revolution

Join the Green Industrial Revolution

Find out how we're working towards net zero.

Make a Net Zero Business Pledge

Make a Net Zero Business Pledge

Show how your organisation is working towards net zero.

Improving and Enhancing our Natural Environment

Improving and Enhancing our Natural Environment

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

Creating a Circular Economy

Creating a Circular Economy

Discover what it means to create a Circular Economy.

Our Regional Energy Strategy

Our Regional Energy Strategy

Discover what we are doing to support greener energy lifecycles

Reducing Transport Emissions

Reducing Transport Emissions

Discover how we are improving transport methods to be greener.

Building Efficiently

Building Efficiently

Discover how we are improving land use and creating greener homes.

Reducing Energy Poverty

Reducing Energy Poverty

Discover how we're supporting residents with their energy use.