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.


Major Yorkshire and Humberside project to boost local opportunity 

A Yorkshire project to give more power to low-income, marginalised and isolated communities across the region has been awarded £5m in funding.  The Yorkshire and Humber Policy Innovation Partnership (Y-PIP) comprises Yorkshire Universities, local and mayoral combined authority representatives, the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement and Research Network (Y-PERN), Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission (YHCC), Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration, and local community groups.

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Call for Yorkshire's young climate champions


The Regional Youth Climate Assembly for Yorkshire and Humber (RYCA) are hosting the first Yorkshire and Humber-wide Youth Climate Champion Awards in recognition of the work of young climate activists and advocates across the region. 

They have partnered with University of Leeds’ Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, The Ernest Cook Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The North York Moors National Park, and the Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber CIO .   

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Opportunities in place to speed up transition

Listen to YHCC Commissioner Adam Ashman, who joins Niki Roach to join the Planet Possible podcast discussing global climate conference, COP 28.

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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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