The York Climate Commission is an independent body, representing and reflecting the public, private and civic sectors from across the city.
The Commission has an important role in reviewing and agreeing the York Climate Change Strategy and providing leadership and accountability for progressing the activity within the strategy and action plan.
Commissioners will play a role in identifying resources, creating a network of co-operation and collaboration, sharing knowledge and best practice and positioning the city as a leader in climate change.
The Commission will:
- Act as an externally focussed strategic oversight and will be able to make non-binding recommendations for consideration by the council, partner organisations and stakeholders.
- Receive recommendations from and make recommendations to the council, partner organisations and stakeholders.
- Provide an annual update.
- Collaborate with key partners in the public, private and civic sectors to promote and guide transitions and act as a forum for organisations to exchange ideas, research and findings on carbon reduction and climate resilience.
- Enable positive choices on issues relating to energy, carbon and climate.
- Be an independent, evidence based voice in the city and to advise on opportunities in the city and on progress towards climate resilience.
- Strengthen networks, build capacities and monitor progress towards meeting the city’s carbon reduction targets.
York Climate Commission is part of the ESRC-funded Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN).
The work of York Climate Commission will support the aims of the regional Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission (see video below).
York Climate Commission unveils online platform to support city’s carbon reduction plans
York Climate Commission (YCC) has launched a dedicated online information resource to help local residents, businesses and environmental groups understand more about its work to support York’s net-zero carbon ambition by 2030.