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Birmingham City Council

1 Lancaster Circus Birmingham West Midlands B4 7DJ

Sandy Taylor
00 44 (0)121 303 4026

Web: www.birmingham.gov.uk

The City Council has an agreed commitment to cut the city's overall carbon emissions by 60% by 2027. We have a new Green Commission set up in 2012 which has published its Vision to achieve that target. We will publish a Roadmap in November 2013 which will include a new set of sustainable mobility actions to move towards a low emissions and low carbon and alternative fuelled city for transport. This is also linked to the build of a Low Emissions Zone for the city to address poor air quality in the conurbation.

We have been a lead player in the CABLED project funded by the TSB and also have recently upgraded our vehicle charging points in the city centre through the Midlands "Plugged in Places" project. We now also have car-sharing programmes operational. We are also developing our hydrogen infrastructure through joint work with our universities and a European funded project – SWARM (“Demonstration of Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport.