Leeds City Council plans to more than halve carbon emissions by 2025

Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March. 

The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 70,000 to 31,000 tonnes by 2025, in line with science-based carbon reduction targets.

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EV Trial Scheme - launch event

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 09:45 to 14:00

This launch event will showcase the electric vehicles on offer in Leeds City Council's Electric Vehicle (EV) trial scheme and help improve delegates' understanding of EVs. It will also provide the opportunity for organisations to find out more about trialling zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) and help you understand the business case for investing in greener transport.

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Leeds Youth Voice Summit

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 09:30 to 14:00

Free event for schools on tackling the Climate Emergency in Leeds.The Leeds City Council Health and Wellbeing Service and the Voice, Influence and Change team are proud to offer this free to attend event for students from high schools and colleges.

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Aviation emissions from Leeds pose “major challenge” for decarbonisation of city

Leeds Climate Commission has produced a position paper examining the impact of aviation on Leeds’ current and future carbon emissions to help guide the city’s response to the climate emergency.

The evidence-based paper, published today, sets the growing emissions from flights taken by Leeds residents, and those from Leeds Bradford Airport, in the context of a carbon roadmap for Leeds and the city’s adoption of a 2030 “net zero” carbon target.

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Culture + Climate + Collaboration

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:15 to 16:30

This event will explore how collaboration has been adopted tactically and creatively as a means of responding to the climate change crisis.

What powerful actions and innovative solutions can partnerships achieve? What sort of collaborations will propel the cultural shift needed to achieve a zero carbon future? We will explore how collaboration can be used as a key strategic tool.

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