Climate Change: The good, the bad and the ugly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30

Free public lecture in which Prof. Chris Budd will look at the ways that we try to model the complexity of the climate. He will compare different approaches and will comment on their reliability besides attempting to shed light on the question of whether it is possible to predict the changing climate.


Leeds Climate Forum: open consultation on a low carbon strategy for Leeds

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
18:00 to 19:30

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' .

Make a promise for Earth Hour!


Young people in Leeds are leading the way when it comes to making promises for the planet.

Earth Hour (24 March, 8.30pm) is a chance to be part of a global initiative to help protect the world we love - and Brownies, Cubs, schools and youth organisations are currently making the running in Leeds on WWF's interactive map.

Climate resilience database is just the start: now we need an app!

Lauren Fraser, an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, has compiled a database of resources on local and national climate resilience and adaptation to climate change for Leeds Climate Commission. Her work is finished, but there's potential for someone else to take up the reins, she writes in this blog.

Positive vision needed to inspire action, say organisations

Creating a positive and influential vision of a low carbon Leeds is essential to organisational uptake of measures to reduce emissions, a Leeds Climate Commission survey has found. The survey on communications and engagement showed that a lack of time, information, and resources all present barriers – but that having an inspiring vision to rally around would help to catalyse action.

Climate Resilience database compiled for Leeds

A comprehensive database of Climate Resilience policies, programmes and documents has been compiled by University of Leeds student Lauren Fraser, including climate change adaptation action plans, reports on enhancing resilience weather and UK climate change projections by the Met Office. The data has been published on Data Mill North. Read a report here and see Lauren's blog here.



What do you think about air pollution in Leeds?

Leeds City Council is looking for people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region to have their say on proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city. The public consultation runs until 2 March 2018.

Public responses to the consultation will shape the council’s final air quality proposal which will be presented to the government later in the year.



Help us with our Leeds engagement and action survey!


How does your organisation engage with people to reduce carbon emissions - and what are the main barriers to engagement? Leeds Climate Commission has developed an online survey to audit existing communication and engagement activity across the city to find out what low carbon measures organisations have already been undertaken or are planned.  

Leeds State of the City - Climathon workshop

The Leeds State of the City meeting is an annual high profile, civic event which brings together councillors from every ward in the city, directors and officers, as well as a range of external partners. The event raises awareness of a current challenge that the city faces, and work being done to tackle the issue across Leeds. The theme for this year was air quality and our Climathon winners were invited to present. Read Helena Darby's blog