Nearly 800 circular economy initiatives in Yorkshire and Humber communities

Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:40

An interactive map launched at the first Yorkshire Circular Economy Festival 2022 revealed that circular economy initiatives are widespread in Yorkshire and the Humber. Community-led initiatives, such as repair cafes, food banks and libraries of stuff, play a key role in climate action while establishing more equitable and inclusive communities.

Watch again: Net Zero and Levelling Up webinar with David Shukman

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 14:32

Our webinar on Wednesday 16 March 2022 with former BBC journalist David Shukman on Net Zero and Levelling Up: What could they mean for Yorkshire and Humber? was well received, with very positive feedback from the online audience.

Over 100 people registered to attend the public event, which heard from climate policy experts Michael Jacobs (University of Sheffield), Rebecca Willis (Lancaster Environment Centre) and Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission director, Andy Gouldson.

Yorkshire workers share views on green transition

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:39

 

Workers from across Yorkshire and Humber feel outraged about the climate crisis, but some remain optimistic that new green jobs will arrive in their local communities, according to new research.

Dr Jo Cutter and Professor Vera Trappmann from Leeds University Business School led the project on worker perceptions of climate change and the green transition, working closely with researchers from the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

Urgent climate advice given to Yorkshire and Humber leaders

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 07:30

 

A climate action plan for Yorkshire and the Humber finds that the region will have used up its share of the global carbon budget consistent with a “good chance” of staying within 1.5 °C of warming – the focus of COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow – within just six years if urgent action is not taken now.

Yorkshire Climate Summit welcomes audiences next week 

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:54

While world leaders are meeting at the global climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Yorkshire is putting the climate crisis at the top of the regional agenda with its own climate summit in Leeds next Wednesday (10 November). 

The Summit has been co-organised by The Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission and features politicians, business leaders, academics and representatives from trades unions, the voluntary and community sector and youth activism. 

Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change in the North launched

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 14:04

 

On 30 September, Leeds, Bradford and Hull local authorities launched a Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change Policies in the North.

Residents are invited to share their ideas on how the city councils can best respond to climate change. The platform will be running throughout October and November 2021 for residents to continue contributing to discussions. 

What do you have to do?

Register on the Yorkshire Climate platform.

Commission hosts successful Green Jobs & Skills Summit

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:43

A Green Jobs and Skills Summit in collaboration with Aura Innovation and Marketing Humber was opened by Tracey Brabin, Mayor for West Yorkshire, who highlighted the opportunities for green jobs and skills in Yorkshire & Humber.  "Yorkshire & Humber was at the heart of the industrial revolution...now we have a chance to be the heart of the green industrial revolution," she said.

First Commission newsletter published

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:51

 

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:

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

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:55

 

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.