New public engagement platform on climate action goes live for Yorkshire and Humber

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:55

A new digital citizens' engagement platform to gather views on how to tackle the climate crisis has gone live for Yorkshire and Humber.

A Commonplace platform has been created specifically to gather feedback on the 50 actions in the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan

Climate and nature commitments sought from Yorkshire’s business community

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:20

Businesses and organisations from across Yorkshire and Humber are being invited to sign a pledge to show their commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency and helping our region to thrive and become climate ready. 

Green Youth Deal launched for Yorkshire and Humber

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 17:12


Young people from across Yorkshire and the Humber have launched an action manifesto – a ‘Green Youth Deal’ – that sets out progressive policies to help achieve net zero and social justice.

The manifesto, from the Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA), was designed to inform leaders, policy, and decision makers about a wide range of issues and actions that young people believe should be prioritised when delivering climate action.

National strategy still urgently needed on flying, say Yorkshire climate leaders

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 12:57


The Government must go beyond existing plans and urgently adopt a national strategy on aviation that ensures climate targets are met in a fair and balanced way, according to experts from the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. 

Adapting and building resilience in the health sector

Fri, 10/28/2022 - 14:05

On 14 October, Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission Adaptation and Resilience Panel in partnership with The Green Estate CIC and Thrive by Design held an event to explore Adapting and Building Resilience for the Health and Well-being of all our communities. The event was designed as part of a wider process to work with health professionals to develop an outline strategy on how to address the climate and nature and health and wellbeing agendas in a joined up way.

Achieving net zero is fundamental to the future of the economy - our response to the Skidmore Review

Fri, 10/28/2022 - 11:45


Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has submitted a response to the Government’s Net Zero Strategy Review call for evidence. 

The review aims “to ensure [the Government is] delivering net zero in a way that is pro-business and pro-growth.” The Commission’s response sets out our position that achieving net zero is fundamental to the future of the economy (see downloads, below).

“We need national policies that enable regional climate action”, Commission says to Government

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 12:09

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has written to the new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to request changes in national policy across six policy areas to enable faster action on the climate and ecological emergency.

Read the letter in full in this announcement.

Collaboration key to net zero

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:07


Working together is the only way communities, businesses and organisations in Yorkshire and Humber can make a successful transition to a low carbon future, says a leading climate scientist ahead of a panel event in Leeds.

Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero will have an impact across society, from the way homes are heated to industrial processes, transport systems and the skills needed by workers in the new green economy.  

2022 Yorkshire Post Climate Change Summit announced

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 17:29

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission will again partner with the Yorkshire Post for a regional climate change summit.

The one-day conference, at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, will be on 15 November 2022.