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

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 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.



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

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.