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To: The West Midlands Mayor - Andy Street

Zero Carbon in the West Midlands

Zero Carbon in the West Midlands

West Midlands local councils, businesses and the West Midlands Combined Authority need to move rapidly to zero carbon policies and emissions.

The WMCA should set up a broad task force or forum with representatives of climate campaigns, community organisations and trade unions, along with councillors on the Environment & Energy Board, meeting regularly in public. Similar task forces should be set up by all Local Authorities in the West Midlands.

COP26 West Midlands Coalition.

Why is this important?

Human activity - since the start of the industrial revolution in this country, and especially over the last 30 years - is responsible for the accelerating climate change now evident worldwide. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are driving the global temperature rise and they should cease. That is why we need zero carbon policies.

The WMCA and local authorities should open their doors to the public, welcoming them to join in with the planning. This would accelerate and enhance a just and green transition.

West Midlands, UK

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2021-11-19 19:12:01 +0000

The hard copies of the petition were handed to the West Midlands mayor this morning inside the Civic Centre, and this was followed by a discussion with a WMCA member of staff. The online petition was sent into the WMCA yesterday, but it is still live. New people can, and should, sign. Let us see if the petition and encounter bear fruit.

2021-11-16 09:27:29 +0000

The hard copies of the petition are due to be handed in to the West Midlands mayor on Friday at 10.30am. This will be at the Civic Centre in Wolverhampton, where the WMCA board will be meeting (at 11am). Please join us if you can in St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH.

2021-11-15 22:38:00 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-09-29 20:22:14 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-09-19 16:40:24 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-09-17 12:02:18 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-09-17 09:13:29 +0100

10 signatures reached

2021-09-16 19:05:58 +0100

On Saturday November 6th, there will be global, national, regional and local events taking place to call for the COP26 in Glasgow to take radical measures to keep the global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius.

2021-09-16 18:56:04 +0100

This petition is from the COP26 West Midlands Coalition. For more information contact us at [email protected] or on Facebook at COP26 Coalition West Midlands.