Byline: By Steve Pain Acting Business Editor
An independent report sponsored by BT has praised the West Midlands for its commitment to tackling climate change - but it also calls for a more "joined up" approach between the UK's regions and countries.
The report, which examined the sustainable development strategies of every English region, Scotland and Wales, recommends better sharing of best practice and for "more crossing of regional boundaries" by successful initiatives.
Despite the growing importance of sustainable development in national politics, there is "little consistency in the way it is addressed".
It says communication between regions could be improved by …