The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its #WM2041 report today at the to start a conversation on how everyone can play their part in tackling climate change in the region.
Following the WMCA’s declaration of a climate emergency last year, the document contains 74 potential actions that businesses, councils, the WMCA and residents could take to limit the impact of climate change and achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2041. These include:
At the same time the WMCA also launched its virtual forest – a new website that allows authorities, residents and businesses to register trees they have planted. The service allows the public to track the progress of several tree planting initiatives and see the growth of the West Midlands’ virtual forest.
The WMCA will use the responses to the seven-week public engagement exercise to create a comprehensive climate strategy, which will be presented to the WMCA board later this year.
The consultation closes on the 12 March.