The University of Leeds has fully divested from significant fossil fuel extractors and has set out seven bold principles it will adopt to help tackle the climate crisis.
They commit to a 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target for the University and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050. Leeds Climate Commission is specifically referenced as a way the University will work with Leeds City Council to help deliver the city's 2030 net zero ambition.
A Citizens’ Jury has its first meeting tonight to discuss Leeds’ response to the climate emergency.
The jury of 25 has been put together by Leeds Climate Commission working with Shared Future CIC. The findings, in the form of a report written by the jurors, will also be presented to Leeds City Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee,
Cities and towns are where UK climate policy and action is delivered "on the ground". Are our places ready to deliver transformative climate action? Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a Climate Readiness Index to assess the level of preparedness of places and will be talking about it – and road-testing it with the audience – in this interactive public lecture, which is part of the Festival of Social Science run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free Day.
Leeds will join cities from across the world including London and Paris taking part in this year's World Car Free Day next weekend to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of leaving the car at home.
Residents are being urged to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds Climate Conversation ends on October 31.
By taking part in the conversation - which is being conducted in partnership by Leeds City Council and Leeds Climate Commission - residents will help the council develop a citywide plan to become a carbon-neutral city.