The Azimuth Project
Birmingham (UK) (Rev #12)

Idea

Birmingham has the most detailed analysis of domestic, commercial, industrial and transport carbon reduction measures of any city in the world.

Introduction

Birmingham is the UK’s second city with population of 1.3m and is the largest local authority in Europe.

Details

In 2013 the city council established a panel, the Birmingham Green Commission, consisting of academics, business people and voluntary sector representatives to report on a comprehensive environmental strategy for the local authority area.

The commission set a target of reducing the Birmingham and wider urban area (BWUA)‘s carbon emissions by 60% by 2027 from a 1990 baseline.

The Green Commission’s analysis was developed into a Carbon Roadmap