Preparing Leeds' creative sector for net-zero carbon

Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

How ready is the Leeds creative and cultural sector for net zero carbon, and how do we start taking action? Take your first steps towards net zero emissions by 2030 at our interactive workshop using the Climate Action Readiness Assessment (CARA) developed by the Leeds Climate Commission.

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Assessing and building city-level readiness for climate action

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30

Has your area has declared a climate emergency? How ready is it to deliver climate action? Join Leeds Climate Commission Chair, Andy Gouldson and colleagues from Leeds City Council, Leeds Climate Commission and SAIL in this webinar to find out how the CARA process is unlocking climate action in Leeds – and how it could be used in your area.

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Yorkshire-wide approach to carbon reduction needed

Carbon emissions from Yorkshire and Humber have fallen by well over a third and are projected to halve by 2050, a new report from the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) reveals. 
A summary carbon roadmap report for Yorkshire and the Humber, published today, shows that despite the reductions – brought about largely by national decarbonisation of electricity – the region still has much to do to stay within its share of the global carbon budget and reduce dangerous climate change. 

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Leeds groups win 2.5m for climate emergency action

A partnership of local organisations in Leeds has been successful in a £2.5m award from The National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. The partnership includes Our Future Leeds, Voluntary Action LeedsTogether for Peace and Leeds Tidal, and is supported by a host of other Leeds community organisations. It has a goal of creating a ‘zero carbon, socially-just and liveable city by 2030’, and the funding will go towards supercharging climate and social justice action across the city.

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone has achieved its aims early and is no longer required, joint review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required because of businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central government has concluded.
Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than the national standards at a meeting of the council’s Executive Board next week.

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