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Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Members' Bulletin: Wednesday 22 March 2023

An internal bulletin for Commissioners and panel members of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission to share relevant news, events and opportunities with each other.

Please send items for inclusion in the next bulletin by Monday 20 March to


Two of our key topics are closing soon - have your say on our Commonplace platform!

Nature’s Recovery and Green Jobs and Skills are open on the Commonplace platform for you to provide feedback but they will be closing soon. View the recordings and written outputs from the Delivering Impact sessions here and give your feedback.

Watch our video with (Andy’s video hopefully!)

Feedback via Commonplace is an important way for Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission to gather valuable insights from the public and from stakeholders on the different topics we tackle in the Delivering Impact sessions. It’s also useful to go on the platform and see what other people are saying - you can read all the comments and agree with them if you wish.

Are you part of an Environmental Community Group - log your actions on our Commonplace platform

Did you know there is an interactive map on Commonplace where Community Groups can share the work they are doing? We want to know about climate and nature impacts and activities across Yorkshire and Humber. Tell us what groups, projects, initiatives and organisations are doing where you live that are helping to make positive change, and the climate-related issues your area faces.

Please share this link with your local groups:

The LWNF Panel explores a regenerative land use framework for our region

Last week, members of the Land Water Nature Food panel gathered at Potterick Carr for an in depth exploration of a regenerative land use framework for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The panel agreed the following key points:

  • The size of the Yorkshire and Humber region positions it well for the next step which involves scaling up the regional land use framework that has been piloted in Devon.

  • Ensuring our future land use is regenerative is key in delivering climate resilience, food security and supporting nature's recovery.

As such the Panel explored how the framework could be evolved for our region, what opportunities it could provide and what challenges would need to be overcome in developing and implementing a regenerative regional land use framework. These discussions will continue through the Land, Water, Nature and Food Panel Delivering Impact Sessions.

You are welcome to join the next session on 4 April Cultural adaptation: attitudes, behaviour and communication .

Remembering Commissioner Rob Purdy

It was with great sadness we learned that Rob Purdy passed away in January. Rob’s family have chosen Winston’s Wish for any donations. The charity supports bereaved children and are supporting Rob’s daughters during this time. There is no specific page/site set up so any donations would be gratefully received direct to the charity

UCU Strike Action

UCU strike action is continuing through March and affects a number of the Secretariat team. The team is also being impacted by illness so please bear with us if responses are slower than usual.

Delivering Impact Sessions

Join our Delivering Impact Sessions

All Commissioners and panel members are warmly invited to our upcoming
Delivering Impact sessions. The series of sessions across our four themes (climate resilience and adaptation; net zero carbon; a just and inclusive transition; protecting nature and biodiversity) will be continuing over the next 18 months, and we invite you to join any that are of interest, especially those in your area of expertise.
In the sessions, we will be joined by speakers who will give us the national, regional and on-the-ground context, and together we will identify next steps and ambitious actions. The outputs will be shared through a digital engagement platform, where people will be encouraged to give their views, and will also feed into our National Policy Forum and be pieced together to create a picture of progress in the region.

The link to register is now available for these sessions:

All sessions scheduled so far are listed in our calendar below.

Climate Action Pledge

Has your organisation taken the opportunity to sign the Climate Action Pledge?

A third of organisations within the Commission have signed the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Pledge. Formal backing of the Pledge from Commissioners’ organisations is fundamental to it’s success across the region. If your organisation hasn’t signed yet, let us know how we can help by contacting

You can support the Pledge by:

  • Encouraging your organisation to sign

  • Letting us know how can we use your networks to help encourage more signatories

  • Joining the Climate Action Pledge oversight group​

Information about the Pledge is on the website here Jon has also produced the information in a pdf if you want a document to email to colleagues here


FixOurFood: Regenerative Farming in Yorkshire
19 April | 12.00 - 12.40 | Online

This webinar is hosted by The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI)

Regenerative agriculture has become increasingly popular with interest from producers, retailers, researchers and politicians, as it could provide opportunities to produce food and simultaneously restore historically degraded land. However, there is currently a lack of evidence-based practice and an understanding of the challenges, impacts and trade-offs of changing agricultural practices. As part of the FixOurFood programme, the University of Leeds has been researching the impact of regenerative farming systems in Yorkshire.

Find out more and register

Commission Meetings

Delivering Impact Sessions - follow the links to register

Land Water Nature Food Panel Session 4 - Cultural Adaptation - attitudes, behaviour, communication
4 April | 10.30 - 13.00 Find out more and register

Climate Resilience and Adaptation Panel Session 3 - Emergency response & preparedness
18 April | 10.30 - 13.00 Find out more and register

Future Economy Panel Session 3 - Finance and investment
19 April | 14.30 - 17.00 Find out more and register

Net Zero Panel Session 5 - Transport
10 May | 14.00 - 16.30 Find out more and register

Land Water Nature Food Panel Session 5 - Nutrient cycles and soil health
23 May | 10.30 - 13.00 (registration link to follow)

Climate Resilience and Adaptation Panel Session 5 - Health and Wellbeing
9 June | 13.00 - 15.30 Find out more and register

Future Economy Panel Session 4 - Procurement and Supply Chains
14 June | 14.00 - 16.30 (registration link to follow)

Net Zero Panel Session 6 - Carbon Capture and Storage (note change of theme)
11 July | 13.00 - 15.30 (registration link to follow)

Land Water Nature Food Panel Session 6 - Water in the Landscape (quality, supply)
18 July | 10.30 - 13.00 (registration link to follow)

Climate Resilience and Adaptation Panel Session 3 - Business and industry

Commission meetings coming up soon:

The theme of our next Public Engagement Event will be Green Jobs and Skills on the 25 April. More information and the link to register will follow soon.

Communities and Engagement Panel | 13 April | 10.00 - 11.00

Leadership Team Meeting | 17 April | 14.00 - 15.30

YHCC Public Engagement Event | 25 April | 18.00 - 19.30

Net Zero Panel | 26 April | 13.00 - 15.00

Communities and Engagement Panel | 11 May | 14.00 - 15.00

Regional Policy Forum | 15 May | 14.00 - 16.00

Future Economy Panel | 19 May | 10.00 - 12.00

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Panel | 26 May | 09.00 - 10.00


Share your presentations with us!

If you have given a presentation to your working group or panel, remember to share your slides with the wider Commission.
Email your presentations to

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission presentation slide pack

A slide pack for Y&HCC is available if you are presenting to any groups about our work and want some material for a general introduction to the Climate Action Plan. The pack has the link to the Y&HCC Action Plan animation embedded in it. Please contact for a copy.

Graphic wheels for Climate Resilience, Net Zero and Framework for Change

We have produced three graphic wheels showing our three areas of climate actions (Climate Resilience, Net Zero, and a Framework for Change) These are great visual summaries of all of the actions in the Climate Action Plan - please use them in talks, presentations and for your comms. Contact for a copy.

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan
Download our Climate Action plan

Keep in touch

We have two Y&HCC LinkedIn groups.
Join our public facing LinkedIn page
Our private LinkedIn group is for sharing communications within Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission between Commissioners and members of YHCC working groups, standing panels and Secretariat.
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We have a Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission Whatsapp group too.
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