Craven Council by-election – candidates quizzed on the climate emergency

Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and area has written to the three candidates standing in the Penyghent ward by-election for the vacancy on Craven District Council. ACE is seeking their views on what they would do about the climate emergency if elected on 6 May.

The candidates have been asked five questions, details of which are set out below. They have been asked to reply to the questions by 12 noon, Thursday 29 April. Responses will be posted on this web site. Continue reading “Craven Council by-election – candidates quizzed on the climate emergency”

An introduction to woodland creation – online talk with Will Richardson

This webinar will provide a basic introduction to woodland creation, following the key principles of the UK Forestry Standard. Introductions to the key issues of soils, moisture regimes, water, site and species selection, design, pests and diseases, climate resilience and after care will be covered. To book your place for this talk (booking essential) on Tuesday 20 April from 7.00pm – 8.30pm –please register via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woodland-creation-with-will-richardson-tickets-145669335905

For further details about this event please visit:  https://www.ydmt.org/events/woodland-creation-webinar

This workshop is being delivered for free as part of Together for Trees, a project that is bringing people together to create new native woodlands, hedgerows and landscape trees.

Government puts Leeds Bradford airport plans on hold

Plans for a new terminal at Leeds Bradford airport have been put on hold amid widespread criticism from local MPs, residents and environmental groups. The plans were given conditional approval by Leeds city council in February, but yesterday the government issued a direction preventing the council from granting planning permission without special authorisation. The block will give communities secretary Robert Jenrick time to consider whether to call in the application.

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Regional Climate Commission is launched

Richard Boothman

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has been in development for some months but at an online meeting during the evening of Wednesday 17 March the Commission was formally launched and the 25 Commissioners introduced to an audience of around 400 people.

This regional body is intended to bring together public, private and third sector actors to support, guide and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region.  The outputs that the Commission is striving for include:

  • Preparing a climate action plan for Yorkshire and Humber, to be submitted to COP26
  • Publish an annual report offering a progress review on the main issues, the challenge and the activities in the region to feed into local and combined authorities.
  • Prepare and publish position papers on key topics and policy briefs that enable the region to speak more clearly to Westminster on the policy changes needed for it to become a net-zero, climate resilient region.

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