Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050 - and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March - according to a new “carbon roadmap” report published by Leeds Climate Commission.
Leeds City Council has passed a Motion to declare a climate emergency in the city.
The majority vote, for a White Paper Motion presented by Council Leader, Cllr Judith Blake, was passed at a full Council meeting on 27 March 2019.
The resolution included working to make Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.
Leeds Climate Commission is running a capacity building programme of workshops to help Leeds organisations secure investment in energy efficiency and low carbon projects. The free programme is for medium sized businesses (ca. 50-250 employees) and will run from March to June.
“In Leeds we are fully committed to creating a zero carbon, climate resilient city, and the Leeds Climate Commission takes us another step closer to this."
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council