A pioneering Climate Commission was launched in Leeds on September 7th to encourage investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient developments that could generate significant economic, social and environmental benefts for the city.
The Commission, which harnesses the capacity of 24 key businesses and organisations in Leeds, was launched by former Environment Secretary and current chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben and the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake.
The UK’s 50 largest cities could save £7 billion annually and create over 90,000 years’ worth of extra employment by adopting simple measures to cut their energy use and counter climate change.
The most comprehensive survey yet of cities’ energy-saving capabilities shows they are failing to capitalise on profitable opportunities which could slash costs by billions of pounds.
How can Leeds pioneer clean air solutions to tackle air pollution and become a Clean Air/Low Emission City that improves Leeds for residents, businesses and visitors? That's the challenge that Leeds Climate Commission is posing for a 24-hour climate themed hackathon.
Leeds Climate Forum is one of the ways in which Leeds Climate Commission will bring people and organisations together to shape Leeds’ transition to a low carbon, climate resilient city. Following the public launch of Leeds Climate Commission on 7th September, the first forum will be an open consultation on the Commission's report, 'A Low Carbon Strategy for Leeds' .
How will Brexit affect efforts to tackle climate change, in the UK and abroad? What will it mean for policy, law and the wider environment, and what does the future hold for citizens?
Join us for a lively public debate to explore the implications and assess what needs to be done. We're bringing together a panel of diverse experts to clarify the picture and answer your questions.
This free event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, promises much food for thought and a great networking opportunity.