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Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission press release: Ambitious climate partnership for Yorkshire and Humber

As published on the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission’s website on 27 January 2021.

Leaders from councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities from across Yorkshire and Humber are coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on through a major new partnership.

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, which is set to launch formally in March, will provide an independent voice to help support and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region.

Response by Yorkshire Universities to the Skills for Jobs White Paper

Responding to the launch today of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of YU, said:

“Education, training and skills are vital to the prosperity of regions like Yorkshire. The commitment by the government to invest more resources in technical education, and introduce new mechanisms for individuals to participate in lifelong learning, is important, especially as the nature of employment and the economy undergoes continued change.”

Latest tweets

Excellent meeting this evening with members of @YorkshireUnis Board @ShirleyCongdon @rogermarshOBE @SHinchcliffe @benstill_ca @Alan_Reiss - renewed commitment to strengthen collaboration between the region's #HE sector & @WestYorkshireCA @LeedsCityRegion

Just when we got to the meatier discussion items we ran out of time! Colleagues please stay in touch as we will continue this conversation in a follow-up workshop with all YU members and leave no #graduate #LMI question unanswered! Thank you to all attendees @HUD_DVC @lmicharlie

Peter O'Brien@obrienpeter72

Interesting point by @lmicharlie that those graduates most likely to find that their skills are under-utilised in Yorkshire, when they return home, are graduates that attended universities outside of Yorkshire. Finding support for them is critical.