Our climate emergency declaration
The council has addressed the challenge of Climate Change through our work over the years. There have been a series of strategies going back to the Local Agenda 21 Strategy in 1999. The latest was the Climate Local Wolverhampton Action Plan 2013-18.
The council recognises that even greater action is necessary.
So in July 2019, City of Wolverhampton Council became the ﬁrst local authority in the Black Country to declare a Climate Emergency.
Our climate emergency declaration pledge
- Make all council activities net carbon zero by 2028
- Ensure all strategic decisions and budgets are in line with the shift to net carbon zero
- Ensure robust governance is in place to embed and champion Climate Change across the council
- Appoint a Member Champion for Climate Change
- Work with partners across the city and region to work towards a net carbon zero future
- Request a review of the investment strategy within the West Midlands Pension Fund to give due consideration to Climate
- Lobby national and regional powers to secure greater resources for tackling Climate Change
- Hold a Citizens Assembly to direct work around Climate Change, and proactively include young people in co-producing strategy and future of the city
Net carbon zero is where emissions are reduced as far as possible with any remaining emissions off-set in order to deliver a net result of zero emissions.