The Environment Committee works on behalf of UBCM members to monitor and advocate positive change in environmental policy, as well as promote solutions and share information to support community planning and sustainability. Through the Committee UBCM fulfills four basic functions:
- Advocates changes in federal and provincial environmental policy to assist local government in solving environmental concerns at the local level;
- Represents local government in the development of environmental policy at the federal and provincial level;
- Promotes and shares information on solutions to environmental problems which local governments have implemented; and
- Evaluates environmental policy as it relates to community sustainability and community planning.