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What price air quality in Leeds? A Leeds Civic Trust Seminar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

Seminar by Leeds Civic Trust, open to all, to hear about and discuss Leeds City Council's Clean Air Zone proposals. Speakers include Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council; Neil Evans, Director of Resources and Housing and Polly Cook, Executive Programme Manager, both Leeds City Council and Dr James Tate, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Chaired by Peg Alexander

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' .

Kirkstall Valley micro grants funding opportunity

Open Source Arts (OSA) and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT) are collaborating to launch a new micro-grant scheme, inviting innovators, activists, community builders and climate positive pioneers who want to make a difference.

Big turnout to plan a zero carbon future for Leeds

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.  

New funding for local climate change projects announced

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, 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.

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.