Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Yorkshire Post will once again partner with the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission for the one-day event on 15 November.
No individual, company or organization is immune to the challenges we face to reduce carbon consumption, it is more important than ever that we all play a part in finding solutions to safeguard the future.
The conference will bring together politicians, business leaders, academics and the media from a cross section of sectors. Speakers and attendees will debate the challenges facing Yorkshire and discuss the best way forward to achieve our common goals.
This will be a must-attend event for those who want to be part of the climate emergency action plan.
The event will take place at the Royal Armories in Leeds on November 15 and will be moderated by BBC journalist and climate correspondent Paul Hudson.
Confirmed sponsors for the event therefore include First Bus, Willerby, NatWest, Synetiq and Ison Harrison.
Whitby Seafoods is the lunch sponsor and Cafe’s Novell UK is the coffee break sponsor.
Andy Gouldson and Rosa Foster, co-directors of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, said: “During the heatwave of July 18-19, we saw temperatures hit an all-time high of 40.1C at Finningley in Doncaster.
“The declaration of major incidents, from wildfires that burned homes to railroad closures and power cuts in the region, was a stark reminder that climate change is affecting us where we live, in this moment.
“We can expect these climate impacts and others such as floods, droughts and storms to become more frequent as the world continues to warm.
“Understanding how we can better adapt and become resilient to this ‘new normal’ is a key part of the work of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, while working to reduce emissions and meet our regional net zero target. for 2038.
“Ensuring that the transition is fair and equitable for all, and that we work with nature to achieve this, is equally crucial to our mission.
“We look forward to exploring solutions for all of these aspects at the Yorkshire Post Climate Change Summit 2022 – and to sharing a new initiative from the commission to boost climate action by businesses and organizations across the region.”
Tom Rumboll, Managing Director of Synetiq – one of this year’s sponsors, said: “”SYNETIQ is proud to sponsor the Yorkshire Post Climate Change Summit and to help create a space to exchange ideas, solve problems together and achieve our common goals in a sustainable and collaborative way.
“Businesses will have to play a huge role in contributing to a net zero economy, but a one-size-fits-all approach may not work. As many businesses struggle to turn ambition into action, we’re here to share what we’ve learned. because we have integrated sustainable work into our systems, our structures and our people.
Garry Birmingham, Program Director for Decarbonisation Delivery at First Bus, said: “Creating more sustainable public transport must be at the heart of any strategy to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net zero targets in the decades to come.
“We are delighted that this is among the main topics of debate and we look forward to stimulating thought and discussion on the best ways to reduce emissions and improve connectivity.”