The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is an independent advisory body set up to bring actors from the public, private and third sectors together to support and guide ambitious climate actions across the region.
The Commission has four inter-related aims:
- to foster climate resilience and adaptation to climate risks and impacts
- to support rapid progress towards net zero carbon emissions
- to encourage a just and inclusive transition and climate actions that leave no-one and nowhere behind
- to promote sustainability and climate actions that also protect nature and biodiversity.
The Commission will work towards its goals by enabling engagement, supporting constructive debate, strengthening the evidence base, promoting best practice, helping to build capacities for financing and delivery and regularly reviewing progress.
Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is part of the ESRC-funded Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN).
Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests.
The study, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to highlight the true monetary cost of flooding to the business sector and local communities. It aims to establish a framework in which insurers work more closely with businesses that have struggled in the past to secure flood insurance.
"The Olympic Games may or may not happen this year. In 2012, Yorkshire won seven gold medals, two silver and three bronzes - if was an independent country it would have come twelfth in the medal table. This year, the UK hosts the COP26 climate negotiations – and there’s an opportunity for Yorkshire and the Humber to be an international leader once again."
Remarks by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, at the launch of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.
An independent advisory group, set up to support ambitious climate action in Yorkshire and the Humber, has launched today, 17 March.
The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission brings together a team of climate leaders from across the public, private and third sectors, in the largest regional Commission of its kind in the UK.