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New report plans a roadmap to a zero carbon Leeds


A new report sets out how Leeds could become a carbon neutral city by 2050 – and potentially by 2030. The report, produced by a team led by Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission and Professor of Environmental Policy at the University, sets out carbon targets and a roadmap for reducing Leeds’ emissions in...

New £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy


The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, has launched an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds. The project aims to help the UK meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the UK Climate Change Act by building...

Twitter campaign gives voice to crowdsourced climate poem


Tweets from a social media campaign run by the Priestley International Centre for Climate have been brought together in a poem that creates a heartfelt call for action on climate change. The poem was written by Dr Sam Illingworth, who created it using responses from the #MyClimate Twitter campaign run by the Priestley Centre and...

Call for renewed Government commitment to waste-neutral economy


Politicians and stakeholders will today hear from senior Leeds professors how a renewed commitment from Whitehall could reduce pressure on natural resources and reclaim valuable materials from waste. Professor Phil Purnell, from the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds, is one of the keynote speakers at an All Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group event in...