The Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA) is a representative group of young people from across the Yorkshire & Humber region, to provide a collective youth voice for young people within the climate discussion.  RYCA invites young people living in the Y&H region to represent their local authority, community or youth project, and to take local, regional and national action, joining the pool of discussion when it comes to young people’s present and futures.

RYCA is dedicated to striving for a better world by combating the effects of climate change. We partner with different organisations and groups from around the world to promote positive actions and practical solutions for making our world a better place.  One of the ways we do this, is by being the Youth Voice on the Yorkshire Climate Commission.

In January 2024, the Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA) launched their first Youth Climate Champion Awards Yorkshire and The Humber.

In recognition of and to celebrate the great work happening across our region, from learning new skills to promoting public transport across the region.  The 6 categories were.

  • Challenging Consumerism
  • Promoting Public Transport and Active Travel
  • Youth Voice and Social Action
  • Green Skills and Jobs
  • Active Environmentalism

They invited Youth climate / environmental projects to a celebration showcase event, to share and promote their  project, network and be inspired.   The award celebration showcase was held on Saturday 24th February 2pm – 4pm Holy Trinity Church, Leeds.

Next years awards will be in November 2025.  watch this space