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Members' Bulletin:  Tuesday 13 December 2022

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 12 January to

Thank you to all our Commissioners and Panel members!

We would like to say a big "thank you" to all Commissioners and Panel members for your contribution to the work of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission so far. We have achieved so much together!  

Highlights include: 

Activities underway include: 

  • Development of a Local Authority Climate Adaptation Programme 

  • Launch of a regional Climate Action Pledge for businesses and organisations across the region 

  • Introduction of a series of ‘Delivering Impact’ sessions supported by an extensive programme of stakeholder engagement through a new citizens’ engagement platform for the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan.   

At the same time as celebrating our achievements, we fully acknowledge the scale and the urgency of the challenge we are trying to address and look forward to continuing our work with your support into 2023 and beyond.  

We wish you all Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!
Join the conversation
New public engagement platform goes live!

A new digital citizens' engagement platform launched on 29 November to gather views on how to tackle the climate crisis has already received 124 contributions.
The Commonplace platform has been created to gather feedback on the ‘Delivering Impact’ sessions being run by the Commission over the next year, which relate to the 50 actions in the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan.
The platform was launched at an online public event that introduced the first two live topics - retrofitting and regional food systems – and gave a tour of the site. It has had 1,062 visitors and 96 respondents to date, with 240 requesting news updates.
Everyone is encouraged to take part in the live surveys and sign up for alerts by email about new surveys and news items.
You are also requested to add information about local climate change local initiatives, projects and groups to a ‘heat map’, which also allows people to highlight climate impacts in their area.
Join our Commonplace and leave your feedback here:
Please share the link with your groups and networks – especially stakeholders, but also those that might not normally engage with climate topics.
Contribute to the Leeds Local Plan – deadline 19 December!

Leeds City Council are proposing significant changes to their local planning policy in response to the climate emergency, and a public consultation is now open on these changes. The Local Plan is important because it shapes development across the city and sets the standards that developers must meet. Leeds has the potential to be a trailblazer for other Local Plans across the Yorkshire and Humber region.  
The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is submitting a response, which will be shared on our website and through our social media channels, but you are encouraged to submit your own response, too. You can contribute even if you don’t live or work in Leeds.
To take part, go to the Council’s consultation website. You need to respond before the 19th December - it only takes 10 minutes!
Keep in touch
New social media channels to follow and ‘like’!

The Commission has started two new social media channels on Facebook and Instagram. Please help us to spread the word about our activities by following and liking and engaging with them if you are a social media user!
A reminder that we are also very active on Twitter @YHClimateCom and on LinkedIn – especially through our public page for Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. Keep sharing what you and your organisation are doing with us, too!
Commission Meetings
Commission meetings coming up in 2023:

Leadership Team Meeting | 30 January | 14.00 - 15.30  *Note this date has changed*

Regional Policy Forum | 20 February | 14.00 - 16.00 

Net Zero Panel | 22 February | 13.00 - 15.00

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Panel | 24 February | 10.00 - 11.00  
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