Leeds can become a carbon neutral city, according to new roadmap report


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.

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Leeds votes to declare a climate emergency

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. 

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Business capacity building on developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 15:00 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:00

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. 

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“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


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