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Martyn appointed to Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Martyn Broadest, Director of Home at Connect Housing, has been appointed to the newly formed Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. The Commission aims to address the climate challenges that are faced in Yorkshire and the Humber, in the largest regional Climate Commission in the UK.

Joining a wealth of talent and experience, Martyn brings 30 years’ experience of working across the private, public and independent housing sectors, and of being at the forefront of promoting social housing’s contribution to addressing the climate emergency in West Yorkshire.

Mr Broadest said:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed to the Climate Commission, and I look forward to bringing a housing perspective to the discussions.  Social housing in particular makes up a significant proportion of the region’s housing stock, and we have a major role to play in accelerating progress towards a more sustainable future.  The four key aims of the Commission, to encourage climate resilience, to work towards net zero, promote a just and inclusive transition to a low carbon economy, and to do so in such a way that protects and enhances nature and biodiversity are all things which closely align with our own ambitions here at Connect.”

The Commission’s focus will be on reducing carbon emissions as quickly as possible, and ensuring people in Yorkshire are prepared to cope with the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, heatwaves and sea level rise.

Promoting its goals in a positive, constructive and evidence-based way, the Commission has stated that they want no-one and nowhere to be left out or left behind.

By operating at the regional scale, the Commission will support local actions whilst also promoting Yorkshire and the Humber in national and international circles.

Launching on Wednesday 17th March, you can find out more on the Commission here.

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