The Green Estate CIC joins major £5m Yorkshire and Humberside project to boost local opportunity

The Green Estate Community Interest Company is one of three place-based organisations in a new major £5m programme aimed at giving more power to low-income, marginalised and isolated communities across the region.

The programme will be delivered by a consortium working together as the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Innovation Partnership (Y-PIP), comprising:

● Yorkshire universities

● Local and mayoral combined authority representatives

● The Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement and Research Network (Y-PERN)

● The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission (YHCC)

● The Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration

● Local businesses and community organisations

The Green Estate’s role will be as an Urban Resilience demonstrator in the Sustainable Living in a Greener Economy strand of the programme led by the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.

Professor Gary Dymski from Leeds University Business School is leading the project with Co-Director Kersten England CBE. Prof Dymski said, ‘Y-PIP will connect the expertise of the region’s 12 universities with the efforts of its residents, councils and businesses to create a more inclusive and sustainable society and extend the reach and impact of the collaborative regional infrastructure put in place by the initiative’s partners.’

Rosa Foster, Co-Director of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, said, ‘Ensuring we have a just and fair transition to a net-zero, climate-resilient future in our region is one of the Commission’s four key pillars, so the work Y-PIP will be doing is going to be vital.’

Roz Davies, CEO of The Green Estate, said, ‘We are delighted to be part of this incredible collective. We have been working for more than two decades on growing green and resilient urban places for people and nature to thrive together and are really excited about shining a light on what works and the art of the possible as part of this programme. There is no time to waste, and we believe it is vital we scale up with haste, practical and impactful solutions to climate and nature breakdown from the grassroots outwards!’

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