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Green light for region’s ambitious net zero carbon plan with funding for new capital projects

An ambitious plan to put the West Midlands on track for net zero by 2041 was given the green light today (19 March). The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board has agreed to back the first Five-Year Plan with investment of over £5million, helping to drastically cut emissions by retrofitting homes, expanding greenspace and creating thousands of new green jobs. Today’s approval will allow the WMCA to build on existing work to accelerate the region’s push towards net zero by pioneering a Net Zero Neighbourhood concept. This will complement the WMCA’s Zero Carbon Homes Charter setting out how all new homes built in the region from 2025 onwards can be carbon free.

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