Collaboration ‘vital’ to meeting net-zero target

ICE President Rachel Skinner provided a clear message during her virtual visit to the West Midlands: we must act now.

Skinner heard how the region is tackling climate change and working towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2041 as part of her two-day virtual visit to the area in January.

She said: “I have been really impressed with both the energy and appetite to tackle climate change in the region. I was delighted to see the clear commitment to – and understanding of – the regional aim to reach net zero carbon by 2041, ahead of the UK legally binding target of 2050.

“It is clear from all the events that collaboration – particularly between the private and public sector and with communities – is vital if we are all to start making a real difference. I do hope that by bringing key people together during my visit and encouraging fresh debate, we are helping to lay the foundations for continuing close working and partnership.”

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Read more about the visit here.