York Climate Commission Renews Efforts in Face of Ambitious Goals
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York Climate Commission Renews Efforts in Face of Ambitious Goals

The York Climate Commission YCC relaunched by the City of York Council at Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York. It is aimed to support delivery of the net zero carbon ambition in the City of York by 2030. The commission has expanded, providing a non-political environment for organizations to offer support and resources to help the city reach net zero carbon emissions. There are national targets to aim for by 2030, with the Department for Transport aiming for half of all journeys in cities to be walked or cycled by 2030. Cllr Pete Kilbane praised the new look of the commission, adding: “Having people from different backgrounds to help is hugely useful.” Labor’s candidate for mayor of York and North Yorkshire, David Skaith, was also at the event to hear the thoughts of local businesses. He said, “Climate and environment has to run through everything we do. If we can make it work here it can work anywhere.”