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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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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University of Leeds pledges to go plastic free

 

The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.

Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.

The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces.

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Council to lead the way in switch to zero emission electric vehicles

Leeds City Council have begun to replace more than 50 of their existing fleet with cleaner, greener electric vehicles.

The 51 new zero-emission Nissan vans mean that the council will have 95 electric vehicles (EVs) in total—more than any other local authority in the country at present. 

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Leeds puts climate messages in lights

A social media campaign that put people's thoughts about climate change in lights was used to engage the public in the run up to, and during Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018).

The #MyClimate Twitter campaign asked people to respond to the question, "What does climate change mean to you?" in words of nine characters or less.

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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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