Tag: climate change

Meet South Leeds’ first climate change teacher

What do you do when a knee operation keeps you off work? If you’re teacher Matt Keddie you find an online training course and get accredited as South Leeds’ first United Nations Climate Change teacher. Rising global temperatures are leading to more extreme weather events – heat waves and droughts,

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

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 the Leeds Climate Commission. The science-based roadmap report, produced by a team

Council declares Climate Emergency

Yesterday (27 March 2019) Leeds City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and called for a city wide ‘conversation’. This recognition of the grave threat of climate change comes against the backdrop of international school strikes (see below) and reports of species extinctions. Cllr Judith Blake (Middleton councillor and leader of