Leeds groups help inform study on cost of living and net zero

30th November, 2022 - 16:26


How do people interpret and engage with different messages regarding cost of living increases and net zero transitions? Two University of Leeds academics ran discussion groups with citizens from economically disadvantaged communities, disabled and minority ethnic groups in Leeds and Halifax and shared their findings with the Leeds Climate Commission. 

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme marks five-year anniversary

7th October, 2022 - 11:30

In the five years since the launch of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 1, the scheme's interventions have protected 3,000 residential properties, 500 businesses and 22,000 jobs from flooding. 

Read about the success of the scheme, find out about Phase 2 and what you can do to protect your property.

Leeds residents urged to take part in city-wide tree planting project

22nd September, 2022 - 13:10


Leeds City Council is once again encouraging residents to get involved in an annual seed collection to help with the ambitious target of planting 5.8m trees over 25 years across the city.

In a bid to tackle the climate emergency, people of all ages are being asked to get involved with the Seed Collection 2022 programme, which is running throughout autumn for the third year.

Leeds flies flag as Tree City of the World

2nd September, 2022 - 16:18

Five flags are now being flown in the city’s major parks in Temple Newsam, Roundhay, Middleton, Golden Acre and Kirkstall to celebrate Leeds’ recognition as a Tree City of the World. The international accolade recognises Leeds’ commitment to caring for its trees and woodland.

Call for Leeds organisations to share views on heat usage for pilot study with BEIS

28th June, 2022 - 16:30

Leeds City Council is working with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to be a pilot city of the government’s Heat Network Zoning project. 

The Council are now looking for organisations anywhere in Leeds who want to find out more about this policy to share their views and heat usage information by completing a short online survey which can be accessed via the virtual engagement room.

Get involved: calling Meanwood-based businesses

1st June, 2022 - 11:55

Meanwood Valley Partnership are running a series of business engagement workshops over the summer to kick-start a new project: Greenwood!

Greenwood is a project run by Meanwood Valley Partnership, as climate change was identified as a key priority within the 2030 Vision for Meanwood project. Researchers from the University of Leeds are supporting the process (funded by the Leeds Institute of Social Sciences).

Leeds parents and children share views on climate action

11th May, 2022 - 18:22


A University of Leeds public engagement event on 7 May has provided an opportunity for researchers to understand how children and adults view climate solutions.

Members of the team from Leeds Climate Commission joined University of Leeds colleagues for Be Curious, the University’s annual research open event, which showcases how research at Leeds is making a difference to people’s lives.

Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change in the North launched

12th October, 2021 - 10:31


On 30 September, Leeds, Bradford and Hull local authorities launched a Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change Policies in the North.

Residents are invited to share their ideas on how the city councils can best respond to climate change. The platform will be running throughout October and November 2021 for residents to continue contributing to discussions. 

What do you have to do?

Register on the Yorkshire Climate platform.

Boost for community-led action as Leeds launches climate project

7th October, 2021 - 15:04

An ambitious five-year community project, Climate Action Leeds, launches on Monday (11 October) with a week of events to help empower ordinary people to tackle the climate emergency.

The project, which was awarded funding from the National Lottery, is bringing together communities and organisations in a city-wide effort to transform Leeds to be zero carbon, nature friendly and socially just by the 2030s.