How ready are cities for net zero?

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Cities and towns are where UK climate policy and action is delivered "on the ground". Are our places ready to deliver transformative climate action? Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a Climate Readiness Index to assess the level of preparedness of places and will be talking about it – and road-testing it with the audience – in this interactive public lecture, which is part of the Festival of Social Science run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

From Extreme Weather to Climate Change in Africa

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Dr Benjamin Lamptey discusses  how Africa will cope with an increase in the intensity of storms, droughts and heatwaves, when the effects of present-day weather extremes can be so devastating.

The role of energy in meeting the UK’s net zero greenhouse gas targets

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:30

Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change, is the keynote for this University of Leeds event to explore the energy implications of the Government’s new target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  This is a free event hosted by Energy Leeds and the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

What's your carbon lifestyle?

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

Join Dr. Milena Buchs from the Priestley International Centre for Climate (University of Leeds) to find out how you can shrink your environmental footprint in ways that will benefit you, your family and the planet.

This talk is jointly presented with Leeds Climate Commission.

Free event for adults. Book your place here.

 

Business Breakfast: City Waste Strategy

Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 08:00 to 09:30

A breakfast briefing for members of the business community in Leeds (organisations with 50+ employees) that will provide an opportunity to contribute to shaping the City’s new Waste Strategy, 

Join Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, and James Rogers, Director of Communities and Environment, to share your perspective on waste and recycling in the city, explore the challenges businesses face and establish what influences business owners have to take advantage of money saving opportunities.

Business capacity building on developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 - 15:00 to Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 18:00

Leeds Climate Commission is running a capacity building programme of workshops to help Leeds organisations secure investment in energy efficiency and low carbon projects. The free programme is for medium sized businesses (ca. 50-250 employees) and will run from March to June. 

Raising Ambition: Exploring zero carbon, socially-just transitions in Britain, Yorkshire and the Kirkstall Valley

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Join us to address the question, "How can we learn together and share knowledge between communities, businesses, education and agencies to develop Kirkstall Valley into a leading light for climate and community sustainability by prototyping, exploring and creating our best future together?" Half the places will be reserved for residents

Board level briefing: developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects’

Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 - 08:00 to 09:00

A board level briefing for medium-sized commercial or industrial Leeds-based organisations that are interested in carrying out cost-effective energy saving and small-scale renewable projects. This event explains the benefits of low carbon projects and introduces our series of free monthly capacity building workshops to help develop business cases and get projects "investor ready".

Community led housing for Abbey Mills

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00

 

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust would like to develop over 55s social housing at Abbey Mills, the empty mill next to the Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park that is owned by the Council. The housing would be in the two thirds of the mill that is not earmarked for the community hub (central and lower blocks) and would be a low car use scheme.  An application for a Homes England grant will be submitted at the end of January to work up the scheme.