Big Leeds Climate Conversation to be extended to 30 November
29th October, 2019 - 14:32
Leeds City Council is to extend the deadline for taking part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation questionnaire by an additional month, it has been announced. It was originally due to close on 31 October, but will now be extended until 30 November.
The extension will give residents a final opportunity to have their say on how the city should respond to the climate emergency.
So far, more than 5,500 residents have responded to the online survey and council officers have engaged with residents about climate at more than 50 events across the city.
The questionnaire aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to tackle climate change, find out what actions individuals are willing to take, and explore what residents think about a number of bold ideas to cut emissions in Leeds.
The key findings of the consultation will inform an action plan to be presented to the council’s Executive Board in December.
Cllr Lisa Mulherin, Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development said:
“The Big Leeds Climate Conversation allows all residents to share their views on one of the biggest challenges our city is currently facing. Responding to the climate emergency will require significant changes across Leeds and we want communities to be involved throughout this process.
“Extending the deadline to complete the survey gives us a greater opportunity to engage further with every community, making the conversation in Leeds even bigger.
“The results of this consultation will go towards shaping our future city and ultimately achieving our target of being carbon neutral by 2030."
The Big Leeds Climate Conversation is being delivered by Leeds City Council with the Leeds Climate Commission. Professor Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission, said:
“It’s really important that people in Leeds have their say about how we as a city respond to the Climate Emergency.
"The online survey is a great way to show what you think about some of the big ideas Leeds is considering. Spending just 15 minutes of your time doing this is a positive way you can help to 'be the change' right here in Leeds."
Do the online questionnaire by November 30 at: www.leeds.gov.uk/climateconversation.