Kirklees Climate Commission - Leading Climate Action in Our Community


Who We Are: Kirklees Climate Commission, is an independent advocate dedicated to driving fair, innovative, and effective climate change action within the Kirklees district.

Our Mission: 

We are committed to:

  • Communicating the urgency of the climate challenge and promoting local, place-based mitigation efforts.
  • Establishing ourselves as a trusted, independent authority, offering advice and services essential for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Identifying and addressing gaps in the journey to net zero, initiating key projects to mitigate these challenges.
  • Independently monitoring and benchmarking Kirklees' progress towards net zero.
  • Catalysing new initiatives and partnering with organisations to facilitate equitable and effective climate action.
  • Ensuring our practices embody fairness, inclusion, and diversity.

Our Goals and Objectives:

  • Engage with the community to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the Commission's efforts.
  • Collaborate with local authorities to monitor and support the achievement of climate goals.
  • Empower the community through activities, advocacy, and projects aimed at reaching net zero.
  • Conduct research and gap analysis, act as a unifying force, and initiate small-scale projects to demonstrate the impact of larger initiatives.

Our Definition of Community: 

  • We encompass all stakeholders within, or impacting, the Kirklees district, working together towards a sustainable future.

Although KCC will advocate climate action, it is not intended to be a platform for lobbying, campaigning, marketing, or PR.

It will work through constructive, collaborative engagement and debate and wherever possible through consensus-based decision-making. 

The main Commission meets quarterly, whilst some panels and working groups are being established to support its activities and promote engagement across the area.