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.

Leeds Climathon podcast on air pollution

Leeds Climate Commission, together with the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, is co-hosting a Climathon on air quality - but what do all the terms around it mean? Find out  more in this podcast, which introduces the problem with air pollution and explains the context.

Climate Commission launch film premieres

A film made at the launch of Leeds Climate Commission  featuring interviews with Prof Andy Gouldson, Chair of the Leeds Climate Comission, Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Leader and Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, and Commission members Rob Greenland (Social Business Brokers CIC), Helen Stead (Walker Morris LLP) and Chris Thompson (Citu) has now gone live.

Talking climate on Paul Hudson's Weather Show

Professor Andy Gouldson of the University of Leeds tells the BBC's Paul Hudson about the Leeds Climate Commission on the Weather Show (BBC Radio Leeds)