A grassroots event to create a vision for a zero carbon future for Leeds attracted a sold-out audience of 300 people.
The event, which was held on Thursday 6 June at the former Bridge Street Church, was to launch Our Future Leeds, a new network that has formed in response to Leeds City Council declaring a climate emergency.
The recent Youthstrike4Climate walk-outs are set to present a recurring dilemma for schools' senior staff. This event, hosted by Leeds Climate Commission, is aimed especially at school leaders and senior staff "caught in the middle" between the genuine fears of young people and legal/political responses.
Funding of up to £75,000 to support local climate action in the UK has been announced by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN).
Proposals are invited for the first round of the PCAN Fund, backed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which will support up to six projects worth £5,000 – £35,000 each, out of a total of £75,000.
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.
“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