Leeds City Council plans to more than halve carbon emissions by 2025

Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March. 

The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 70,000 to 31,000 tonnes by 2025, in line with science-based carbon reduction targets.

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Culture + Climate + Collaboration

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:15 to 16:30

This event will explore how collaboration has been adopted tactically and creatively as a means of responding to the climate change crisis.

What powerful actions and innovative solutions can partnerships achieve? What sort of collaborations will propel the cultural shift needed to achieve a zero carbon future? We will explore how collaboration can be used as a key strategic tool.

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Aviation emissions from Leeds pose “major challenge” for decarbonisation of city

Leeds Climate Commission has produced a position paper examining the impact of aviation on Leeds’ current and future carbon emissions to help guide the city’s response to the climate emergency.

The evidence-based paper, published today, sets the growing emissions from flights taken by Leeds residents, and those from Leeds Bradford Airport, in the context of a carbon roadmap for Leeds and the city’s adoption of a 2030 “net zero” carbon target.

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Ann Pettifor: Liberty Lecture - The Green New Deal

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy – we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the US Green New Deal campaign, Ann Pettifor explains how we can afford what we can do.

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Forecasting Our Future: A Conversation with Dr Katharine Hayhoe

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00

Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality. Join us to hear from award-winning climate scientist, Dr Katharine Hayhoe, who will discuss how best to prepare for the risks posed by climate change, and how to translate climate science into actionable planning for resilience at the local scale.

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