A Net-Zero Roadmap for Leeds

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:00

Webinar presenting Leeds carbon roadmap with pathway to net-zero emissions by 2030

In March 2019, Leeds City Council declared a climate emergency and resolved to sign up to a science based carbon reduction target consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement of no more than 1.5°C global temperature increase. It also resolved to work to make Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

The Council tasked Leeds Climate Commission to produce a science-based roadmap for the city, which was formally presented by Professor Andy Gouldson to the Executive Board on 17 April 2019.

A lot has happened and so much has changed in the short period of time since then, including a Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury (organised by Leeds Climate Commission in 2019) that a new version was needed.

This webinar presents the refreshed carbon roadmap, produced in a new, accessible format with easy-to-follow infographics, to demonstrate how Leeds can reach its 2030 target – and the benefits in terms of energy savings and jobs for the city.

It also calculates the impact of acting on all of the Citizens’ Jury’s recommendations would have on Leeds’ (Scope 1 and 2) carbon footprint.

The Net-Zero roadmap shows how, in the critical years to 2030, Leeds can radically reduce its carbon footprint whilst also becoming a better place, with cleaner air, improved public health and reduced poverty and inequality.

Join us to find out how opportunities to stimulate the development of the city through climate action clearly highlight the need for a green recovery  plan with investment in the decarbonisation of our homes, our businesses and our transport systems at its heart.


Professor Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission

With update from Leeds City Council


Elizabeth Edgington, Environmental Advisor, Business in the Community

Simon Bowens, Regional Campaign Co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth

Members of the Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A.

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