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.

 

Four jobs being recruited in Commission’s Secretariat team

 

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is recruiting four new posts for their Secretariat team, to help transform their action plan into real-world impact.

The Commission is an independent advisory body working with combined and local authorities and with other public, private and third sector (i.e. NGOs and community-based) organisations across the region.

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Nature based solutions to the climate and ecological emergency

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30

Protecting and restoring the natural world has the potential to help tackle both the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis which are simultaneously threatening humanity. Yet nature-based solutions are often overlooked in favour of technological solutions or behaviour change.

This online event, organised by Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, will explore the ways in which nature-based solutions can be championed across the region.

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Help available for groups to communicate during flood incidents

Free help is available for groups to support effective communications during flood incidents. The offer is from Yorkshire iCASP (Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme) and consists of an interactive engagement exercise that can be held virtually or in person. The offer will run until the end of the summer. The exercise is ideal as a training tool and would be useful for anyone who has a role in communicating during flooding incidents. 

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Nearly 800 circular economy initiatives in Yorkshire and Humber communities

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.

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