School of Earth and Environment

Leeds Climate Commission

07.09.2017 - 18:00

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of the Leeds Climate Commission from 6-8.15pm on Thursday 7th September. The event will take place in Brodrick Hall, Leeds City Museum.

If you are able to attend, please confirm your registration via Eventbrite:


Leeds Climate Commission is a city wide partnership with membership drawn from over 30 key public, private and third sector organisations. Led initially by the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, its aim is to bring people and organisations together to shape Leeds’ transition to a low carbon, climate resilient city and to mirror the strategic priorities of the UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) at a city scale.

Chaired by Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, the launch event will open with a keynote speech from Lord Deben, Chair of the UKCCC. This will be followed by presentations on the Commission's achievements to date, its plans for the coming year and how you and your organisation can get involved. We'll wrap up with a Q and A session with our panel and end with a wine reception and exhibition.

Order of event

  • Welcome from Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Executive Member for Economy and Culture
  • Keynote speech (title tbc) from Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change
  • The Work of Leeds Climate Commission by Dr Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy & Climate Change, Leeds City Council
  • The Economic Case for Climate Action in Leeds by Professor Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission / Professor of Environmental Policy and Dean: Interdisciplinary Research
  • Climate Resilience in Leeds by Jonathan Moxon, Leeds City Council Flood Risk Manager
  • Q and A session with the panel chaired by Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Environment and Sustainability
  • Summing up and next steps, including how you can get involved with the work of Leeds Climate Commission
  • Wine reception

We hope that you can join us.

Kind regards,

Andy Gouldson, Chair & Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Vice-Chair, Leeds Committee on Climate Change