Helping flood-hit companies build for the future

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 13:50

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.

Film created for climate commission launch

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:03

A new film to launch the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission premiered last week to an online audience of more than 400 people.

The film, presented by BBC Meteorologist Paul Hudson, sets out the climate change challenge for the sprawling region and showcases a range of inspirational "success stories" from organisations and groups.

"We all need to be ready for anything"

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 17:36

"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.

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission gets to work

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 00:01

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.

Names announced for Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:14

A team of climate leaders has been appointed to lead the work of the new Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, ahead of its official launch on 17 March.

The appointees, who come from a wide range of organisations from across the region, are united in their ambition and commitment to tackling the climate crisis.

Climate commission recruiting a Chair

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:05

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is recruiting a Chair to help ensure its efforts have a tangible impact on climate action across the region.

The Chair will help to convene the Commission and facilitate discussions across a wide range of topics and sectors.

Officially launching on 17 March, the new independent advisory body has already begun recruiting Commissioners from across a range of sectors and is now searching for a Chair to bring people together and guide their work.

Ambitious climate partnership for Yorkshire and Humber

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 09:00

Leaders from councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities from across Yorkshire and Humber are coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on through a major new partnership.

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, which is set to launch formally in March, will provide an independent voice to help support and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region.