What are the Climate Commissions?

The Climate Commissions are city-wide partnerships bringing together people from the public, private and civic sectors who work collaboratively with the local authority to help drive climate action. Commissions are independent advisory groups and do not have a governance role.  

The first climate commission was established in Leeds in 2017. Read more about the structure of the Leeds Climate Commission and how it was set up.

Under PCAN, two further Climate Commissions are also being launched, in Belfast (January 2020) and Edinburgh (February 2020).  Follow the links below for more information about individual climate commissions.

PCAN aims to produce a replicable model for other places to establish their own commissions.This is now starting to happen and we look forward to announcing news about other climate commissions soon! 

What could your city do? Check our map of the UK showing infographics for breakdowns by city, LEP and local authorities for places to reduce energy bills, save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

If your city is interested in starting a Climate Commission, please contact Millie Duncan, Policy Fellow, Leeds Climate Commission.