Sustainability in Birmingham


Photo trees in bloom in Sutton Park

Sustainability is about making a fairer, greener, healthier Birmingham now and for the future. With governments and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) setting sustainability as one of their core objectives for all aspects of the Games, sustainability has been growing in significance. The bar for sustainability-centred actions keeps rising for major sporting events and this Games aspires to meet that bar and be the most environmentally friendly Games ever, delivered in a socially responsible way.

We want to deliver a truly sustainable Games which can help support wider city sustainability ambitions and our work to tackle the Climate Emergency such as Net Zero carbon, maintaining and expanding our green infrastructure and green space, conservation and the Naturally Birmingham Project. We’ll be working with Games Partners to maximise our influence in addressing key socio-economic issues including equality, diversity, and inclusion; social value; accessibility and human rights

As the Games for Everyone we would like our legacy on sustainability to mean that we deliver a truly sustainable Games and support long-term sustainable behaviour change. We want to this to be the first carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games and set a benchmark for future Games. Working in partnership across the region will help us achieve this.