Birmingham's Carbon Roadmap is launched

By on 25/11/2013 in Cllr McKay, News

The Birmingham Green Commission Carbon Roadmap is a strategic plan that highlights the key initiatives that Birmingham will aim to complete to ensure:

- the city achieves its vision of becoming a leading green city
- a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent by 2027 (when compared to 1990 baseline levels)

The roadmap will bring significant benefits for people, businesses and the environment - making Birmingham a better place for people to live, work and play in. These benefits are numerous and just a few include:

- reduced spend on heating bills/fewer people in fuel poverty
- opportunities for job creation and economic growth (production of low carbon goods and services currently worth £4.3trillion globally)
- more sustainable travel options
- improved health through better air quality/reduced greenhouse gasses
- resilience against extreme weather events

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said: “The Carbon Roadmap is the result of months of work, drawing on the expertise, knowledge and views of many organisations and interested parties.

“It outlines how we plan to balance the need for the city to grow and develop with the efficient use of the planet's resources.

“The roadmap clearly lays out the projects, policies and initiatives that will help us reduce fuel poverty, create jobs, and cut carbon emissions in the city

“Everyone can make a contribution- from large businesses right through to the individual resident. Now is the time for everyone to embrace the opportunity we have to make Birmingham a better place for people to live, work and play in.”

For more information please visit the Green Commission’s new website www.makingbirminghamgreen.com

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