Climate Change and poor air quality in Sandwell is a serious public health issue, so Sandwell Council are gearing up to tackle air pollution in our area.
They’re carrying out an eight-week public consultation on climate change and air quality for Sandwell, and we want as many local people as possible to have their say on how we can help make Sandwell a carbon neutral place by 2041. This target has been agreed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, who have set out the evidence behind this decision in ‘Setting Climate Change Commitments for West Midlands Combined Authority Area’.
The consultation on our proposed Air Quality Strategy and Draft Climate Change Strategy will run for eight weeks from Monday 20 January to Sunday 15 March 2020.
You can read about our proposed plans and summary document online. The 35 actions detailed in this consultation have been based on research undertaken by Ashden and Friends of the Earth to identify the most effective steps we can take.
To find out more about this consultation event and how you can get involved go to http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/climatechange