Leeds Community-Led Housing Hub Launch

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 14:00 to 19:00

You are invited to the official launch of Leeds Community Homes' Community-Led Housing Hub on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

31st January is the anniversary of the successful community share issue, which raised £360,000 to build the first affordable, people powered homes.

The event will be hosted at a new space in Leeds which will be the Hub for groups in Leeds City Region who are doing or want to do community led housing projects.

Climate Change: The good, the bad and the ugly

Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30

Free public lecture in which Prof. Chris Budd will look at the ways that we try to model the complexity of the climate. He will compare different approaches and will comment on their reliability besides attempting to shed light on the question of whether it is possible to predict the changing climate.


Leeds Climate Forum: open consultation on a low carbon strategy for Leeds

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

Leeds Climate Forum is one of the ways in which Leeds Climate Commission will bring people and organisations together to shape Leeds’ transition to a low carbon, climate resilient city. Following the public launch of Leeds Climate Commission on 7th September, the first forum will be an open consultation on the Commission's report, 'A Low Carbon Strategy for Leeds' .

University commits to bold climate crisis action

17th September, 2019 - 13:55

The University of Leeds has fully divested from significant fossil fuel extractors and has set out seven bold principles it will adopt to help tackle the climate crisis.

They commit to a 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target for the University and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050. Leeds Climate Commission is specifically referenced as a way the University will work with Leeds City Council to help deliver the city's 2030 net zero ambition.

Six weeks left to take part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation

13th September, 2019 - 14:45

Residents are being urged to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds Climate Conversation ends on October 31.

By taking part in the conversation - which is being conducted in partnership by Leeds City Council and Leeds Climate Commission - residents will help the council develop a citywide plan to become a carbon-neutral city.

Roads closed for World Car Free Day 2019

13th September, 2019 - 14:34

Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free Day.

Leeds will join cities from across the world including London and Paris taking part in this year's World Car Free Day next weekend to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of leaving the car at home.

Leeds citizens’ jury to tackle the emergency of climate change

12th September, 2019 - 10:37

A Citizens’ Jury has its first meeting tonight to discuss Leeds’ response to the climate emergency.

The jury of 25 has been put together by Leeds Climate Commission working with Shared Future CIC. The findings, in the form of a report written by the jurors, will also be presented to Leeds City Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee,

Leeds Citizens' Jury selected to debate climate emergency

4th September, 2019 - 16:51

A Citizens’ Jury to discuss Leeds’ response to the climate emergency is being put together by Leeds Climate Commission working with Shared Future CIC.

Letters were sent by the Sortition Foundation to 4000 households across Leeds using random stratified sampling of addresses. Responses were received from 129 people. Twenty-five people have been selected to take part, based on a jury profile agreed by the Citizens’ Jury Oversight Panel. 

Recruitment process starts for Leeds Citizens’ Jury on Climate Change

12th August, 2019 - 00:00

Recruiting has started for the first Leeds Citizens’ Jury on Climate Change.

The process, which is being organised by Leeds Climate Commission, will recruit 25 local people to answer the question,  ‘What should Leeds do about the emergency of climate change?’