How the Combined Authority is lowering its own emissions

The Combined Authority, working in partnership with the LEP, is leading the way in cutting its own carbon footprint in response to the climate emergency. We have created a set of seven principles that the organisation and its staff will follow.

The Combined Authority, working in partnership with the LEP, is leading the way in cutting its own carbon footprint in response to the climate emergency. We have created a set of seven principles that the organisation and its staff will follow. 

Reduce energy and carbon emissions  

We will minimise energy use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions arising from the Combined Authority’s offices and bus stations through the introduction of energy efficient measures, renewable and clean energy generation (where possible) and staff behavioural initiatives. 

Minimise waste and water consumption  

We will minimise operational waste that arises across the Combined Authority’s offices and bus stations through waste reduction, reuse, recycling and staff behavioural change initiatives

Tackle air quality and improve health  

We will improve local air quality and cut harmful pollutants and carbon emissions by supporting healthier and more sustainable modes of business travel and by influencing low emission transport across the region. 

Use sustainable resources  

We will reduce the environmental impact of our services, projects and programmes through making sustainable choices on the goods and services we procure. 

Enhance our natural environment  

We will integrate green and blue infrastructure and climate resilience into our estate and work where practically possible.

Integrate clean growth decision making  

Through the Assurance Framework and other internal decision-making procedures, we will review, advocate and embed clean growth considerations into our activities wherever possible. 

Measure and report our performance  

We will monitor, benchmark and report annually on energy, water, waste consumption and carbon emissions to ensure we are meeting our targets.