Wolverhampton joins landmark European environmental movement

Wolverhampton has made history by becoming the first English city to sign the European Circular Cities Declaration – a major environmental agreement designed to accelerate the adoption of circular economies across the continent.

In signing the declaration, Wolverhampton joins a high-profile network of major European cities, including Helsinki, Oslo, Prague and Florence, committed to creating resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible societies.

Following the signing Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), said:

“As we recover from the impact of the pandemic on our economy, it’s important we do so in a way that helps people play their part in tackling climate change and delivers real benefits to their lives. We are already taking bold strides here in the West Midlands to protect our environment and provide the good ‘green jobs’ of the future. Just as we were the home of the industrial revolution in the past, this commitment by Wolverhampton City Council helps demonstrate we’re now the home of the ‘green’ industrial revolution of the future”

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