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).
As the dust settles on COP26, the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission invites you to a discussion about the next steps for the region. We’ll hear some reflections from people who were there on what the global negotiations mean for us here in Yorkshire and Humber. And Commissioners will explain how the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan can help us to reach our regional targets for net zero and climate resilience.
A climate action plan for Yorkshire and the Humber finds that the region will have used up its share of the global carbon budget consistent with a “good chance” of staying within 1.5 °C of warming – the focus of COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow – within just six years if urgent action is not taken now.
On 30 September, Leeds, Bradford and Hull local authorities launched a Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change Policies in the North.
Residents are invited to share their ideas on how the city councils can best respond to climate change. The platform will be running throughout October and November 2021 for residents to continue contributing to discussions.
What do you have to do?
Register on the Yorkshire Climate platform.