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The world is facing many environmental challenges including climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity loss and water shortages. As a consequence, the UK Government has set targets to move the UK to a low carbon future and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In our role as West Midlands Combined Authority not only do we feel that we have a shared responsibility to tackle these global challenges and support national aspirations, we are also in a perfect position to assist the transformational change that is needed to deliver sustainable growth. WMCA is committed to taking action that will have a positive impact on the environment, which will minimise our own environmental footprint and create opportunities that benefits the West Midlands and meets the needs and aspirations of our local communities and stakeholders.

Our Environment Strategy: Think Global: Act Local is based on the concept of continual improvement and sets out our objectives and approach for the environmental management of West Midlands Combined Authority operations over a five year period.

James Aspinall Director of Corporate Services