Harrogate District Climate Change Coalition

The Harrogate District Climate Change Coalition promotes and implements carbon reduction activities throughout the Harrogate district.

The coalition was set up in response to the council's Notice of Motion supporting measures to address the climate emergency.

The coalition engages a wide range of organisations and individuals in collaborative work to achieve the aim of net-zero emissions.

The chair is Professor Neil Coles from the University of Leeds. The vice-chair is Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council's cabinet member for carbon reduction and sustainability.

The coalition board members come from a range of local organisations including business representatives, voluntary group representatives and public sector representatives.


The coalition has set up the following priorities and sub-groups to take action on specific themes.

  • Climate Action Festival 2021 working group
  • communications and engagement
  • energy and buildings
  • land use and agriculture 
  • sustainable transport