Yorkshire Climate Summit welcomes audiences next week 

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:54

While world leaders are meeting at the global climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Yorkshire is putting the climate crisis at the top of the regional agenda with its own climate summit in Leeds next Wednesday (10 November). 

The Summit has been co-organised by The Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission and features politicians, business leaders, academics and representatives from trades unions, the voluntary and community sector and youth activism. 

Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change in the North launched

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 14:04


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.

Commission hosts successful Green Jobs & Skills Summit

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:43

A Green Jobs and Skills Summit in collaboration with Aura Innovation and Marketing Humber was opened by Tracey Brabin, Mayor for West Yorkshire, who highlighted the opportunities for green jobs and skills in Yorkshire & Humber.  "Yorkshire & Humber was at the heart of the industrial revolution...now we have a chance to be the heart of the green industrial revolution," she said.

First Commission newsletter published

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:51


Today marks the first publication of the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission's newsletter. You can view the newsletter here.

The newsletter provides an update on:

Consultation opens on first climate action plan for Yorkshire and the Humber

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:55


Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has launched an online public consultation for its draft climate action plan. The plan will be the first ever climate plan for the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Climate change summit to focus on challenges and solutions for Yorkshire

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 17:19

As the UK looks forward to hosting the world’s largest climate change conference, COP26, later this year in Glasgow, Yorkshire will be hosting a climate summit of its own.

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Yorkshire Post for the one-day event on 10 November. The hybrid event will now take place at Leeds' Royal Armouries* from 09.00-17.00. 

Circular economy lab launches in Yorkshire

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 13:51

A Yorkshire Circular Lab has just been launched by the University of Leeds, to help organisations across the region to benefit from circular economy processes.

Helping flood-hit companies build for the future

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 13:50

Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests.

The study, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to highlight the true monetary cost of flooding to the business sector and local communities. It aims to establish a framework in which insurers work more closely with businesses that have struggled in the past to secure flood insurance.

Film created for climate commission launch

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:03

A new film to launch the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission premiered last week to an online audience of more than 400 people.

The film, presented by BBC Meteorologist Paul Hudson, sets out the climate change challenge for the sprawling region and showcases a range of inspirational "success stories" from organisations and groups.