Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan: Public Consultation

A public consultation on the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission’s regional climate action plan opened on Monday 6 September with a fortnight of themed lunchtime stakeholder sessions covering climate resilience and net-zero (now fully booked), an online consultation and two public events.

Online consultation

For the consultation, we would like you to review the headline actions and tell us using the online form whether you agree or disagree that they should be a priority for the Yorkshire and Humber region. There is an option to add comments if you would like to add your own opinions on the actions we have identified.

The online consultation will run until midnight on 24 September. It should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

Click here to commence doing the consultation.

Read the draft headline actions

We have published 50 draft headline actions for the report, which cover cross-cutting issues, climate readiness and resilience, and net zero. The action plan itself will include more context and more detail on the specific actions proposed.

Read the draft headline actions here.

Public webinars

Other opportunities to get involved in the consultation include two evening public webinars that are open to all. The first of these will focus on the climate resilience aspects of the plan (21 September - Climate Resilience Public Webinar), and the second to consider the net zero aspects  (22 September - Net Zero Public Webinar). For more information, see our Events page.

The action plan

The climate action plan is intended to be a positive and constructive document that will inform and guide climate actions across the Yorkshire and Humber region in the years to come. This first draft of the action plan has been drawn up based on extensive collaborations between the main Commission (with 40 members from diverse organisations across the region), and by the Commission’s resilience and net zero working groups and standing panels (each with a broader membership base).

Once finalised, the Commission will work to promote the delivery of the action plan through all of its activities and engagements in the coming years. While the action plan has no formal status and the Commission operates as an advisory body rather than a delivery agency, the action plan will be submitted to the Yorkshire Leaders Board for formal consideration.

Launch of the Plan

The regional climate action plan will be launched at a joint climate change summit with the Yorkshire Post on Tuesday 9 November.