Leeds businesses to get practical support to develop and secure funding for low carbon projects

Businesses in Leeds are being supported to go low carbon through a series of workshops to develop and finance new projects and get them 'investor ready'.

The capacity building workshops will be introduced at a Board Level Briefing on 29 January at Merrion House in Leeds. The briefing, which is for decision makers with responsibility for medium sized companies, will explain how low-carbon projects can be profitable and give examples of businesses that have already benefitted. 

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Unlocking low carbon potential in Leeds

A national focus for green finance, linking businesses and organisations across sectors, driving evidence-based engagement and making Leeds the leading city in the north for Green Great Britain Week … Leeds Climate Commission is demonstrating its ‘can do’ spirit  in its first full year.

Find out what the Commission has been doing in our Annual Report 2018.

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Flood risk management plan for Leeds considered

Leeds City Council's executive board has given approval for an updated Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for the city as the third anniversary of Storm Eva passes. Work being carried out and planned to reduce the threat posed by flooding across Leeds will now go out for consultation

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Board level briefing: developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects’

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 08:00 to 09:00

Are you from a medium-sized commercial or industrial Leeds-based organisation interested in carrying out cost-effective energy saving and small-scale renewable projects? Does your organisation want to know more about how these low-carbon projects can be profitable and make business sense? This board-level briefing explains the benefits and introduces our series of free monthly capacity building workshops to help develop business cases, financial models and secure investor buy-in.

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Northern surveys show high levels of concern about climate change

Public concern about climate change appears to be on the rise, according to a survey on climate solutions carried out by a group of universities in the north of England during Green GB Week.

The survey, produced by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, was conducted using face to face interviews at Leeds Station as well as in York, Newcastle and Manchester simultaneously.

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“In Leeds we are fully committed to creating a low carbon, climate resilient city, and the Leeds Climate Commission takes us another step closer to this."

Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council


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