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.


After HS2: What transport system does Yorkshire & Humber need?

Monday, December 4, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:30

Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in our region. It also plays a major role in air pollution and has other impacts on our wellbeing. To create a transport system that works for everyone while meeting net zero targets is a big challenge - but the prize could be healthier, less congested places and a more productive and inclusive economy.

With the cancellation of HS2, the government says there's £19.8 billion available to re-invest in northern transport. Where should it be directed? What would make most difference in helping you to travel in a greener way?

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Four Yorkshire cities achieve global environmental leadership status

Four cities in Yorkshire and Humber have been recognised for taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency in a new list published by renowned international authority the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). 

Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council, City of York Council and Kirklees Council have all been granted A list status in CDP’s 2023 list.

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The climate and ecological crisis is a public health crisis

Roz Davies writes about the importance of working together across the public health and climate agendas.

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

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

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