Website Purpose

A brief overview of the purpose of Business Breathes and what the campaign is all about.

With the world facing a climate crisis caused by global warming, and at a UK and local level, harmful air quality is impacting public health and well-being.

Birmingham City Council has set out its response to these challenges:

  • In 2019, it declared a climate emergency and committed to making Birmingham net zero carbon
  • In 2021 Birmingham City Council will be implementing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to improve air quality. This will mean that unless vehicles meet certain air pollutant emissions requirements, there will be a charge for entering the zone in the city centre.  

The key objective of the Business Breathes website is to provide information and guidance for businesses, to support their transition to the cleanest possible vehicles, and in particular, those with zero carbon emissions.

We provide useful information on available zero emission vehicles, and low emission options for vehicle types that currently have less choice for a business looking to cut its carbon footprint. 

Business Breathes is part of Birmingham City Council’s wider ‘Brum Breathes’ campaign which focuses on the issue of air pollution and has a main focus on Birmingham’s upcoming Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Brum Breathes aims to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter, which cause poor air quality and associated health problems.

If your business wants to find out more about the CAZ and how it can be preparing for its introduction, visit the Brum Breathes website.

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