Climate East – the climate change partnership for the East of England – was established in 2009 by various regional government agencies to help make the climate change challenge for the East of England more manageable. The partnership bought together information, resources and people to help gather evidence on the most effective, efficient and appropriate way to progress. Through 2010/11 the group is managing a climate change skills fund on behalf of Government to the value of just over £1 million.
In 2010/11 the two organisations merged to form a social enterprise company. The company seeks to bridge the gap between policy and delivery and be an independent source of impartial advice and support sub-nationally, focused very much on action rather than simply information provision and awareness raising.