What is the Combined Authority and its partners doing?

Tackling the climate emergency will enable us to create a greener, cleaner, healthier region for everyone.

In 2019, the Combined Authority, along with our partner councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, declared a climate emergency across West Yorkshire.

Since then, we have worked with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to establish a net zero target of 2038 at the latest for our region.

The West Yorkshire Climate and Environment Plan sets out how we can rapidly decrease emissions, protect our environment and embrace new technologies.

Many projects funded by the Combined Authority are already delivering results:

  1. We’re helping to bring down bills and improving the energy efficiency of 3,000 rented homes.

  2. Our region has the largest rapid charging network for electric vehicles outside of London.

  3. Together with our partners, £158 million has been invested to better protect homes and businesses from flooding.

  4. We’re supporting the White Rose Forest partnership to plant more than seven million trees by 2024.

  5. We’re working with businesses to create skilled jobs in green industries with more than 1,000 pledged so far.

  6. West Yorkshire is home to the UK’s first solar-powered park and ride at Stourton in Leeds.

Invest in a net zero West Yorkshire

We’ve launched a new innovative new online platform to attract green investment and help boost the region’s progress in tackling the climate emergency.

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