Region’s Climate Action Plan under consideration

Barry White

An online public consultation on the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission’s regional climate action plan closed last Friday. The Commission published 50 draft headline actions for the report, which cover cross-cutting issues, climate readiness and resilience, and net zero. The action plan itself will include more context and more detail on the specific actions proposed.

Part of the public consultation included two evening public webinars. The first focused on the ‘climate resilience aspects of the plan’ while the second focused on the ‘net zero aspects’.

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Everything you need to know about the COP26 climate conference


As climate change continues to worsen with more and more heatwaves, fires and floods, Greenpeace asks what are world leaders looking to achieve at the COP26 in November this year?

This November, the UK will host world leaders in Glasgow at the 26th UN Climate Summit – also known as COP26. This is one of the biggest global meetings dedicated to tackling the climate crisis. But what is it all about? Let’s unpack it!

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Talking with Friends of the Dales about climate breakdown

Richard Boothman

ACE is dedicated to making sure our corner of the Yorkshire Dales is able to avoid some of the worst excesses of climate breakdown.  With this in mind, we were pleased when Richard Boothman, a member of our steering group was invited to talk to the policy committee of Friends of the Dales about climate breakdown.

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Tenants’ jury to tackle the climate emergency

Barry White

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) which includes Yorkshire Housing, has launched a Tenants’ Climate Jury to find out how tenants, social housing providers and others can work together to tackle climate change in our homes and neighbourhoods. The Jury will bring together a representative and inclusive group of social housing tenants to question invited experts, where possible reach consensus, and deliver an action plan for action for adoption.

ACE’s Treasurer, Tess McMahon, a Yorkshire Housing tenant in Settle said: “”I do hope my landlord, Yorkshire Housing, is taking dynamic steps to reduce carbon emissions. I would hate to think that my gas boiler might be causing a problem. I hope their vehicles, and those of any contractors they use, are reducing their emissions with challenging targets that are robustly checked and complied with. I very much hope that their contractor who recently came across our gardens spraying paths was using a spray that did not cause harm to the insects and hedgehogs that enjoy our gardens.”

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