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). 

Find out more about the Commission.

 

First Commission newsletter published

 

Today marks the first publication of the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission's newsletter. You can view the newsletter here.

The newsletter provides an update on:

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Net Zero Public Engagement Event

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00

This public engagement event will focus on reaching Net Zero in Yorkshire and the Humber. The Climate Commission is developing a Climate Action Plan, which aims to accelerate climate resilient, net-zero development in the region through an inclusive and just transition. Topics include: energy; housing; public and commercial buildings; transport; business and industry; land and agriculture; resources and consumption. 

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Consultation opens on first climate action plan for Yorkshire and the Humber

 

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has launched an online public consultation for its draft climate action plan. The plan will be the first ever climate plan for the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region.

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Climate Resilience Public Engagement Event

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00

This public engagement event will focus on the issue of climate resilience in Yorkshire and the Humber. The Climate Commission is developing a Climate Action Plan, which aims to accelerate climate resilient, net-zero development in the region through an inclusive and just transition. This two-hour session is a chance to share your thoughts on the following topics: people, health and wellbeing; land, nature and food; industry & business; infrastructure; emergencies.

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Climate change summit to focus on challenges and solutions for Yorkshire

As the UK looks forward to hosting the world’s largest climate change conference, COP26, later this year in Glasgow, Yorkshire will be hosting a climate summit of its own.

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Yorkshire Post for the one-day event on 9 November. The hybrid event will take place at aql’s Leeds headquarters from 09.30-17.00.

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