York Climate Commission - January 2024


Please join us for a re-think of the York Climate Commission,

Thursday 11th January 2024

Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

10am - 2.30 pm


York’s target for net zero is 2030. We need to adapt and thrive, despite extreme weather, and encourage new skills and jobs to ensure a just transition. The challenge is immense and can only be addressed if we work together across the city and beyond. With that in mind, we want to re-think the York Climate Commission. We welcome your contributions to co-design strategies and inform actions that will best help the whole City to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance our environment to meet the challenges ahead.

As space is limited, we ask you to nominate one person from your organisation to attend.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided – donations to cover their costs would be appreciated.

RSVP: carbon.reduction@york.gov.uk

(With thanks to The Merchant Adventurers Hall for the venue, in support of taking action on the Climate Emergency)


Past Events

Passivhaus Event - January 2022

Hosted at Burnholme Explore Library this collaborative event between Yorkshire business Pure Haus and City of York Council presented a series of talks on the previous successes and future opportunities of passivhaus developments. The Burnholme site will soon be home to over 70, council delivered, zero carbon homes. Pure Haus had a demonstrative pod on site featuring some learning panels.


Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission - December 2021

Publish 50 point Climate Action Plan for tackling climate change across the region. 


York Emissions Inventory - November 2021

City of York Council publish the City wide emissions inventory for York. Read the report.


York Net Zero Carbon Building Solutions Event - November 2021

As part of York Business Week, City of York Council and York Climate Commission hosted the first York Net Zero Building Solutions event, connecting solution providers with local businesses, home owners and property managers interested in retrofitting their buildings to build a cleaner, greener city for York.

Click the headlines below to watch the presenations from the event. 

Event Introduction from Cllr Paula Widdowson, Executive Member for Climate Change and Environment at City of York Council

Retrofitting and The Conservation Area: A Case Study from George Robinson

Sustainable Design from Native Chartered Architects

Achieving Passivhaus from Green Building Store: Passivhaus

Financing The Future from Abundance Investment

Q&A panel Session 


York Building Retrofit Roundtable - July 2021

An event that brought property owners and industry experts together to discuss the opportunities and challenges for retrofitting Yorks buildings considering the areas of technology, policy, community, finance and delivery.