Commission joins Yorkshire Sustainability Week as headline partner

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 17:13

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has signed up as headline partner for Yorkshire Sustainability Week, a brand-new festival of events taking place across Yorkshire from 3-7 July.

The climate challenge – and how we can rise to it in Yorkshire and Humber

Wed, 04/05/2023 - 16:40

Liz Barber, Chair of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, reflects on the findings of the latest global assessment on climate change and the part we can all play in it.

Yorkshire pinpointed as net zero economic hotspot

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:06

Yorkshire has been pinpointed as one of the UK’s major hotspots for the net zero economy, vastly outperforming London and the South East, in a new report by CBI Economics for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.

New project will link university students with Yorkshire's climate agenda

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:17

Yorkshire Universities has been awarded £20,000 funding by the UPP Foundation to pilot a regional sustainability service-learning project, working alongside Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.

RSA puts focus on local solutions to the climate crisis

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 11:39

The RSA North event, “Local solutions to the climate crisis”, held on 18 November in Sheffield, highlighted the role of place-based action as a proving ground for climate initiatives.

Andrew Wood, Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission’s Senior Engagement and Impact Officer, attended and contributed to the agenda of lightning talks from speakers across the region. 

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

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:55

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

Climate and nature commitments sought from Yorkshire’s business community

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:20

Businesses and organisations from across Yorkshire and Humber are being invited to sign a pledge to show their commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency and helping our region to thrive and become climate ready. 

Green Youth Deal launched for Yorkshire and Humber

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 17:12


Young people from across Yorkshire and the Humber have launched an action manifesto – a ‘Green Youth Deal’ – that sets out progressive policies to help achieve net zero and social justice.

The manifesto, from the Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA), was designed to inform leaders, policy, and decision makers about a wide range of issues and actions that young people believe should be prioritised when delivering climate action.

National strategy still urgently needed on flying, say Yorkshire climate leaders

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 12:57


The Government must go beyond existing plans and urgently adopt a national strategy on aviation that ensures climate targets are met in a fair and balanced way, according to experts from the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.