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 122 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?’

Be a Leeds Climate Champion!

23rd July, 2019 - 17:18


Proud of Leeds and want to help the city lead the way in taking action on climate change? Can you spare a little time to help us carry out The Leeds Big Climate Conversation?

We are looking for volunteers to be Leeds' first Climate Champions. These are people who are willing to help us in a variety of ways to help spread the Big Leeds Climate Conversation as widely as possible, throughout communities and neighbourhoods across the city, within their own organisations and groups, and at Leeds events throughout the summer.

Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins!

23rd July, 2019 - 16:02

Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at the University of Leeds last night. The Big Leeds Climate Conversation aims to raise awareness of the need to tackle climate change, find out whether individuals are willing to take action, and explore what residents think about a number of bold ideas to cut emissions.

Focus on hydrogen's contribution to a low carbon future for Leeds

28th June, 2019 - 16:10

The establishment of a hydrogen network in Leeds could play a central role in a new low carbon energy network, but the speed of electrification and source of hydrogen gas pose questions about its potential as a successful contributor to a low carbon future.

The first Leeds Climate Commission position paper puts the focus on hydrogen conversion in the city.

Kirkstall Valley micro grants funding opportunity

11th June, 2019 - 15:20

Open Source Arts (OSA) and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT) are collaborating to launch a new micro-grant scheme, inviting innovators, activists, community builders and climate positive pioneers who want to make a difference.

Big turnout to plan a zero carbon future for Leeds

10th June, 2019 - 10:35

A grassroots event to create a vision for a zero carbon future for Leeds attracted a sold-out audience of 300 people.

The event, which was held on Thursday 6 June at the former Bridge Street Church, was to launch Our Future Leeds, a new network that has formed in response to Leeds City Council declaring a climate emergency. 

New funding for local climate change projects announced

5th June, 2019 - 00:00

Funding of up to £75,000 to support local climate action in the UK has been announced by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

Proposals are invited for the first round of the PCAN Fund, backed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which will support up to six projects worth £5,000 – £35,000 each, out of a total of £75,000.

Leeds can become a carbon neutral city, according to new roadmap report

10th April, 2019 - 22:07


Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050 - and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March - according to a new “carbon roadmap” report published by Leeds Climate Commission.