Leeds Community-Led Housing Hub Launch

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:00 to 19:00

You are invited to the official launch of Leeds Community Homes' Community-Led Housing Hub on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

31st January is the anniversary of the successful community share issue, which raised £360,000 to build the first affordable, people powered homes.

The event will be hosted at a new space in Leeds which will be the Hub for groups in Leeds City Region who are doing or want to do community led housing projects.

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' .

Climate Question Time at Leeds Civic Hall

 

Over 100 people packed out Leeds Civic Hall for Climate Question Time, a keynote event in the north for Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018).

The event, hosted by Leeds Climate Commission with the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, was held in the council chamber on Tuesday 16 October. 

Council to lead the way in switch to zero emission electric vehicles

Leeds City Council have begun to replace more than 50 of their existing fleet with cleaner, greener electric vehicles.

The 51 new zero-emission Nissan vans mean that the council will have 95 electric vehicles (EVs) in total—more than any other local authority in the country at present. 

University of Leeds pledges to go plastic free

 

The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.

Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.

The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces.

Leeds study on driverless cars raises questions about future of public transport

 

A new study has predicted the effects driverless cars could have on urban transport systems and public behaviour.

Using Leeds as a case study, researchers from the University of Leeds, TU Wien in Vienna and BOKU Vienna have used mathematical models to estimate the most likely and significant outcomes of having widely available autonomous vehicles.

Last call for Leeds workplaces to join city-wide recycling project

The #Leeds By Example project launches on 9 October and the offer to businesses and organisations taking part has now been finalised.

The six month campaign will test the latest thinking on how to increase recycling rates for food and drinks packaging. It will include a combination of ground-breaking technology, new recycling facilities and engaging communications.

Leeds leads in the North for Green GB Week

In 2008 the UK government passed the Climate Change Act, the first legislation of its kind to introduce legally binding emissions reductions targets. The ten year anniversary of the Act will be marked as part of Green Great Britain Week  and Leeds Climate Commission is partnering with the Priestley International Centre for Climate to play an active part in the national programme of events.