Climate Talking Points

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30

Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission has published a set of Climate Talking Points, with policy asks for the region.

Find out more about them, and the many benefits for Yorkshire & Humber from strong climate action, in this online event, and submit your own questions to our speakers.

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?

Faith, nature & climate

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 19:30

Nature is in crisis - globally and in our region. The impact of climate change will only make this worse. How do our faiths view our responsibility to our environment? How can faith communities play a greater role in tackling these issues and contribute towards changing our values to prioritise protection and stewardship of nature?

This informal, friendly event will cover:

Promoting the development of community energy initiatives

Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 14:00

The next meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission’s Communities & Engagement Panel will focus on community energy.

Vicky Dunn, Community Energy Manager and Secretary of Grimsby Community Energy (supported by Emma Bridge, Chief Executive, Community Energy England) will share her experience of developing a successful community energy initiative, followed by questions from the panel and a discussion about how more community energy projects can be developed in our region.

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Conversation - have your say

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00

Over the next year we are running a series of focused sessions on topics in the Climate Action Plan. We will be sharing outputs from the sessions on our new Commonplace digital citizens' engagement platform. Join us for this online event and find out more about how the platform works and how your voice can help shape climate action across Yorkshire and Humber.

Regional collaboration for climate action

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Ahead of COP27, join us to hear from four key regional voices as they discuss climate action and the importance of collaboration. Mayor Tracy Brabin, Priestley Centre Director Professor Piers Forster, Univerisity of Leeds Vice Chancellor Simone Buitendijk, and the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission’s Professor Andy Gouldson will consider the current state of play, essential next steps, and how organisations across the region can work together to pursue an ambitious path towards a net-zero West Yorkshire. 

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.

Net Zero and Levelling Up: What could they mean for Yorkshire and Humber?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30

David Shukman interviews policy experts about the implications of UK government strategies for a climate resilient Yorkshire and Humber.

Michael Jacobs (University of Sheffield), Rebecca Willis (Lancaster University) and Andy Gouldson (University of Leeds and director of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission) are the speakers.

Delivering climate action: a post-COP agenda for Yorkshire and Humber

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

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.