Regional climate partnership to be launched: Climate Commissioners wanted

Leaders from councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities from across Yorkshire and Humber are coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on through a major new partnership. The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, which is 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.

The Commission’s focus will be on reducing carbon emissions as quickly as possible and ensuring people in Yorkshire are prepared to cope with the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, heatwaves and sea level rise.

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Anger as the environment bill is delayed again

For the third time the government has delayed the long-awaited environment bill, which aims to replace rules following departure from the EU. The proposed legislation represents the biggest shake-up of green regulation in decades and the delay has provoked anger from environmental and climate change campaigners who said it would harm action on air pollution and water quality, as well as other key issues. The government announcement was made to the House of Commons on Tuesday which held time limited debates on the bill.

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The path to a greener economy

GJA Annual General Meeting Tuesday 2 February 2021. 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

You are invited to join our annual meeting that will discuss the future
of green jobs and skills in the UK. The keynote address will be from
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the TUC. Paul is a member of the newly created Green Jobs Taskforce. This will be an opportunity to find out the current state of play and discuss the strategy needed to put us on the path to a zero-carbon economy.

All welcome

Register at: www.greenerjobsalliance

Messages from the Oxford Real Farming Conference

Richard Boothman

I spent seven days in early January dipping in and out of the presentations and seminars offered by the Oxford Real Farming Conference.  I was one of more than 5000 delegates from across the world who attended this on-line event where all aspects of farming were discussed by around 500 presenters in 150 sessions.  Although this was a farming conference, many of the topics under discussion were about food and how we can make food production more secure, more sustainable, more nutritious and more socially acceptable.

There were three key messages I took away from the conference:

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