Leeds is exemplar in Bonn climate talks

13th November, 2017 - 12:36

Leeds is being highlighted as an exemplar of city-scale action on transitioning to a low carbon economy at the UN climate talks in Bonn. The University of Leeds panel event, to be held today (Monday 13 November) at the UK Pavilion at the UNFCCC’s COP23, includes Lord Deben, Chair  of the UK Committee on Climate Change, and University of Leeds Prof of Environmental Policy, Andy Gouldson, as well as research fellow Andrew Sudmant.

Climate Commission Newsletters

8th November, 2017 - 17:41

Keep up to date with the work and activities of the Leeds Climate Commission, our members and Leeds Climate Forum with our regular bi-monthly newsletters, available to read online here.

September 2017 newsletter: coverage of the Climate Commission launch, updates on working groups and more.

November 2017 newsletter: coverge of our first Climate Forum meeting and Leeds Climathon, research highlights and more.


Leeds Climathon produces air quality solutions

8th November, 2017 - 11:37

The Leeds Climathon, which spent 24 hours tackling an air pollution challenge set by Leeds City Council, produced five great solutions, with the two winning teams now invited to present their ideas to council members and city stakeholders. Read all about the intensive hackathon held at ODI Leeds, which saw participants testing air quality, using virtual reality and going out on the streets to talk to the public.

Leeds Climathon podcast on air pollution

16th October, 2017 - 16:21

Leeds Climate Commission, together with the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, is co-hosting a Climathon on air quality - but what do all the terms around it mean? Find out  more in this podcast, which introduces the problem with air pollution and explains the context.

Climate Commission launch film premieres

16th October, 2017 - 14:57

A film made at the launch of Leeds Climate Commission  featuring interviews with Prof Andy Gouldson, Chair of the Leeds Climate Comission, Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Leader and Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, and Commission members Rob Greenland (Social Business Brokers CIC), Helen Stead (Walker Morris LLP) and Chris Thompson (Citu) has now gone live.

Talking climate on Paul Hudson's Weather Show

4th September, 2017 - 10:18

Professor Andy Gouldson of the University of Leeds tells the BBC's Paul Hudson about the Leeds Climate Commission on the Weather Show (BBC Radio Leeds)

Biggest-ever energy survey of UK cities reveals we’re overpaying by £7bn a year

3rd September, 2017 - 22:33

The UK’s 50 largest cities could save £7 billion annually and create over 90,000 years’ worth of extra employment by adopting simple measures to cut their energy use and counter climate change.

The most comprehensive survey yet of cities’ energy-saving capabilities shows they are failing to capitalise on profitable opportunities which could slash costs by billions of pounds.

Leeds Climate Commission launched

3rd September, 2017 - 22:27

A pioneering Climate Commission was launched in Leeds on September 7th to encourage investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient developments that could generate significant economic, social and environmental benefts for the city.

The Commission, which harnesses the capacity of 24 key businesses and organisations in Leeds, was launched by former Environment Secretary and current chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben and the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake.