We are proud to be part of ambitious climate partnership for Yorkshire and Humber

We are proud to be part of a new partnership to tackle climate change for Yorkshire and the Humber region.

What’s happening? 

Leaders from businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and 22 councils from across Yorkshire and Humber are coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on through the major new partnership.

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, set to launch formally in March, will provide an independent voice to help support and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region.

It will focus on reducing carbon emissions as quickly as possible, and ensuring people are prepared to cope with the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, heatwaves and sea level rise.

Kirklees’ own Climate Commission is currently being developed and is due to launch this Spring. It will complement the Yorkshire Commission’s work, focussing on reducing the impacts of climate change, promoting carbon emissions reduction and bringing practical changes to local life.

Councillor, Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“We’re excited to be part of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission to collaborate with many different councils and organisations that are as passionate about tackling climate change as we are.

The Commission will share advice, support and opportunities for becoming a net-zero and climate resilient region.

As a council we have set ourselves an ambitious vision to be carbon neutral by 2038.

We’re already making some steps towards our goal, from introducing more electric vehicles into our fleet, planting more trees, and looking at how we can improve recycling rates. But there’s always more we can do.

I hope this collaboration with the Commission will help us to create stronger local plans that will help us find ways to face the challenge of reducing our environmental impact together.”

Other key partners in the Commission include the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, Northern Powergrid, Northern Gas Networks, the Trades Union Congress, Yorkshire Universities and the University of Leeds.

More information 

More information about the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.