Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change in the North launched

12th October, 2021 - 10:31


On 30 September, Leeds, Bradford and Hull local authorities launched a Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change Policies in the North.

Residents are invited to share their ideas on how the city councils can best respond to climate change. The platform will be running throughout October and November 2021 for residents to continue contributing to discussions. 

What do you have to do?

Register on the Yorkshire Climate platform.

Boost for community-led action as Leeds launches climate project

7th October, 2021 - 15:04

An ambitious five-year community project, Climate Action Leeds, launches on Monday (11 October) with a week of events to help empower ordinary people to tackle the climate emergency.

The project, which was awarded funding from the National Lottery, is bringing together communities and organisations in a city-wide effort to transform Leeds to be zero carbon, nature friendly and socially just by the 2030s.

Carbon Literacy training a ‘win-win’ for organisations and employees, evidence finds

6th September, 2021 - 11:34


Carbon Literacy training encourages employees to reduce emissions both at the work place and at home – and improves staff motivation, a study by University of Leeds has found.

An evaluation of the effectiveness of Carbon Literacy shows the training works because it creates new work cultures and directly engages staff in making a difference to the organisation. Training can help to increase general staff motivation and identification with a common cause at the workplace.

Climate Change Summit to be held in Leeds

4th August, 2021 - 17:00


As the UK looks forward to hosting the world’s largest climate change conference, COP26, later this year in Glasgow, Leeds will be hosting a climate summit of its own.

Leeds' sister Commission, the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has announced that it is partnering with the Yorkshire Post for the one-day event on 10 November. The  venue for the hybrid event has been confirmed as the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Leeds Council launch Local Plan Update consultation

29th July, 2021 - 12:30


Leeds City Council has launched a consultation on its Local Plan Update. The consultation started on 19th July for a period of 8 weeks and the Conucil are inviting views from anyone who lives, works, studies or has a business in the Leeds district. The consultation is focussed on climate change issues, titled ‘Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet’. It will focus on ways the Council can shape planning policy to reduce our city’s impact on the environment and help the city achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. 

Submit your ideas for excellent bus services for Leeds!

8th July, 2021 - 16:13


Leeds Civic Trust is hosting a Competition of Ideas encouraging citizens to put forward their ideas about how the bus services in Leeds can be improved to become excellent.

The Trust wants people to think beyond the usual constraints that shape Leeds’ bus service today – tight budgets, often expensive and confusing fares, congestion and delays, a lack of integration between services - and suggest how better public transport can improve the quality of their daily life.

Leeds takes the spotlight in climate podcast

2nd July, 2021 - 12:34

The pioneering work of Leeds Climate Commission has been featured in a new climate podcast run by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

The PCAN Podcast, which launched in March this year, shines the spotlight on the wave of climate action that is building across the UK.

'Leeds Acts Together' campaign launches

23rd June, 2021 - 17:47

A social media campaign has been launched by Leeds Climate Commission working with organisations and individuals across Leeds to promote climate action by local businesses and organisations.

It follows the themes of  BBC Radio 5 Live's coverage of local climate action, called Leeds: City on a Mission, and will amplify the issues through a parallel but independent social media presence. 

New Leeds solar and insulation scheme launches for low-income homeowners

24th May, 2021 - 19:27

Eligible residents will be able to install energy saving technology—including solar panels, cavity wall insulation and, in some areas, external wall insulation—completely free of charge.
Leeds City Council has secured £5.6m from the Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme, to make nearly 685 of the city’s coldest homes healthier, warmer, and cheaper with energy saving measures. The work supports the council’s efforts both to reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change and will be carried out in partnership with Better Homes Yorkshire.