Sharing successes and struggles is key to reducing emissions, report finds

Celebrating successes is key to inspiring businesses and organisations to undertake emissions reductions, but sharing what doesn't work can be just as valuable. 

That is one of the findings of a survey conducted by Leeds Climate Commission earlier this year, the results of which have been written up as a report on overcoming barriers to climate mitigation in Leeds.

 

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Jonathon Porritt: The World We Made - a vision of a positive future

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00

Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future, will discuss the book ‘The World We Made’, a positive and optimistic vision of the future in 2050 written by fictional character Alex Mackay.

The talk is part of series of events funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS outreach scheme.

Booking essential.

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Climate change is on the bill at Ilkley Literature Festival

Academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn.

The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises 240 events across 15 venues

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Call for Leeds businesses to join exciting new recycling initiative

A new creative campaign that will tackle recycling on the go is calling on businesses and organisations in Leeds city centre to sign up.

Starting in September 2018, 'Leeds By Example' will bring together a ground breaking coalition of local and national organisations to improve recycling of food and drink packaging currently disposed of ‘on the go’. The campaign is being launched by environmental charity Hubbub  in conjunction with Leeds City Council.

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Green Great Britain Week: Climate Question Time

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30

Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities in the North of England and Scotland join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October).

Attendees wishing to ask questions must submit them when they register to attend.

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