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

Leeds Climate Commission Annual Report 2017

The Leeds Climate Commission Annual Report 2017 is now published, summarising the Commission's background, purpose and structure, our energy and carbon plan, ambitious energy data infrastructure, success stories, events and engagement and future work. Read the report.

Can Do Christmas countdown commences!

With a sprinkle of snow hailing the beginning of the festive season, Leeds Climate Commission is in the mood to celebrate its first Christmas - with our own advent calendar.

The digital version, which you can find on our Twitter feed (make sure you are following us @LeedsClimateCom) is a way for us to celebrate Leeds' success stories and recap on some of our highlghts to date- of which there have been quite a few since we started a few months ago. 

Leeds Climate Commission on the world stage

Last week, representatives of the Leeds Climate Commission travelled to Bonn to attend COP23 – the UN Climate Change talks. The Leeds Climate Commission were speaking at an event in the UK Pavilion on the topic of: ‘Empowering cities in the transition to a low carbon economy’.

Climate smart cities on Paul Hudson's Weather Show

What is Leeds doing at the Bonn climate talks? The BBC's Paul Hudson hears from University of Leeds researcher Andrew Sudmant, part of the Climate Smart Cities team behind Leeds Climate Commission, speaking at the UN COP23 conference, on empowering cities to transition to a low carbon economy. 

Leeds is exemplar in Bonn climate talks

Leeds is being highlighted as an exemplar of city-scale action on transitioning to a low carbon economy at the UN climate talks in Bonn. The University of Leeds panel event, to be held today (Monday 13 November) at the UK Pavilion at the UNFCCC’s COP23, includes Lord Deben, Chair  of the UK Committee on Climate Change, and University of Leeds Prof of Environmental Policy, Andy Gouldson, as well as research fellow Andrew Sudmant.

Climate Commission Newsletters

Keep up to date with the work and activities of the Leeds Climate Commission, our members and Leeds Climate Forum with our regular bi-monthly newsletters, available to read online here.

September 2017 newsletter: coverage of the Climate Commission launch, updates on working groups and more.

November 2017 newsletter: coverge of our first Climate Forum meeting and Leeds Climathon, research highlights and more.

 

Leeds Climathon produces air quality solutions

The Leeds Climathon, which spent 24 hours tackling an air pollution challenge set by Leeds City Council, produced five great solutions, with the two winning teams now invited to present their ideas to council members and city stakeholders. Read all about the intensive hackathon held at ODI Leeds, which saw participants testing air quality, using virtual reality and going out on the streets to talk to the public.