Welcome to Climate Talk

Climate change is considered to be one of the greatest challenges that we face today. The changing climate will increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. It is not only a problem globally but also locally here in the Yorkshire and Humber region. In order to tackle the problem we need to ensure that everyone understands the issue and what they can do to make a difference.

Talking about climate change is important as we need to educate, excite and inspire others so that we can start working together to tackle climate change.

Cliamte Talk is a programme of different activities to engage and encourage the people of Yorkshire to work together to make a difference to protect our climate.

Our Objective

Climate Talk aims to inform, educate and inspire the public in Yorkshire by engaging people in discussion, debate and action using local radio, local press, public seminars, the internet and community teams.

Your Community Needs You

green-streetsThe York Green Neighbourhood Challenge is the current Climate Talk activity which is being undertaken on behalf of the York Environment Partnership.

During 2010 community teams will be working together to reduce their collective carbon footprint. They will receive expert support and advice to help achieve their target.

Six teams have already signed up: three neighbourhood teams, two primary schools and one church team.


Current Project








York Green Neighbourhood Challenge is a year long campaign to encourage York neighbourhoods to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.

100 households will be participating in the project. The Green Neighbourhood Teams will work alongside mentors to reduce carbon emissions in travel, waste and consumption of goods

Past Projects








Spring 2007 – Spring 2008

The majority of the over 50s (80%) feel that they should personally take action to combat climate change. However, many feel frustrated (69%) with the barriers that prevent them from totally engaging in a low carbon lifestyle.

Climate Talk has challenged a group of over 50s in the North Yorkhsire region to reduce their carbon footprint. We aim to educate, excite and inspire our participants, providing them (and YOU) to help challenge climate change.