The West Midlands has been chosen to host a summit in July on how local leaders and government can reach net zero carbon emissions.
The Net Zero Leaders Summit will take place on July 13th and will be attended by local leaders from across the country and ministers from central government.
The purpose of the summit is to enable local leaders to share best practice on climate action and collaborate with the government to meet the national net zero targets.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “This is a prestigious event, and I’m really pleased the West Midlands has been chosen to host it in the run up to COP26.”
The event is being jointly organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and UK100.
UK100 is a network of locally-elected leaders who have pledged to play their part in the global effort to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
The organisers say that holding the event in July provides the opportunity to identify the practical measures that need to be put in place ahead of the UN’s 26th climate change conference in Glasgow on 1-12 November, where they will be showcased.
Polly Billington, Director of UK100 said; “With central government and local leaders coming together in July, the Prime Minister’s 10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution can become a reality, and so much more.