Launch of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:30

Join us for the launch of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, an ambitious new partnership involving councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities, coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on.

Find out how the Commission will provide an independent voice to help support the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region. And most importantly, discover how the Commission plans to work and how you may be able contribute to the success of this new initiative.

Working together to tackle climate change

Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:30

Leeds City Council voted to declare a climate emergency in 2019 and set an ambitious target for the city as a whole to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

At this webinar, Child Friendly Leeds will bring colleagues together to hear key updates on progress from its leadership, find out more about what children and young people have to say about climate change and explore how Leeds as a city can work together to help tackle the climate emergency. 

A Net-Zero Roadmap for Leeds

Thursday, 7 January, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:00

This webinar presents the refreshed Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap for Leeds to demonstrate how Leeds can reach its 2030 target – and the benefits in terms of energy savings and jobs for the city.

Now in a new, accessible format with easy-to-follow infographics, it also calculates the impact of acting on all of the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury’s recommendations would have on Leeds’ (Scope 1 and 2) carbon footprint.

Assessing and building city-level readiness for climate action

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30

Has your area has declared a climate emergency? How ready is it to deliver climate action? Join Leeds Climate Commission Chair, Andy Gouldson and colleagues from Leeds City Council, Leeds Climate Commission and SAIL in this webinar to find out how the CARA process is unlocking climate action in Leeds – and how it could be used in your area.

Preparing Leeds' creative sector for net-zero carbon

Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

How ready is the Leeds creative and cultural sector for net zero carbon, and how do we start taking action? Take your first steps towards net zero emissions by 2030 at our interactive workshop using the Climate Action Readiness Assessment (CARA) developed by the Leeds Climate Commission.

How do we create decent homes and liveable places for all in West Yorkshire?

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

How do we create affordable, green and comfortable homes? Who should build them? How do we insulate them? How do we change the planning system to create, safe liveable places?

A discussion about homes and places in West Yorkshire, open to all.

Forecasting Our Future: A Conversation with Dr Katharine Hayhoe

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00

Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality. Join us to hear from award-winning climate scientist, Dr Katharine Hayhoe, who will discuss how best to prepare for the risks posed by climate change, and how to translate climate science into actionable planning for resilience at the local scale.

Ann Pettifor: Liberty Lecture - The Green New Deal

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy – we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the US Green New Deal campaign, Ann Pettifor explains how we can afford what we can do.

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.