The Net-Zero roadmap produced and presented by the Leeds Climate Commission on January 7th reports that if Leeds reaches its 2030 target of net-zero emissions the city would accelerate its post-Covid recovery by reaping numerous social and economic benefits.
Eve Clark looks at who has been selected to receive the funding from the Bezos Earth Fund, and what the venture represents.
Last year, the University of Leeds set itself ambitious targets in order to combat the rise of greenhouse gases and reduce its carbon footprint. The commitments made no specific reference to how the University was […]
It is estimated that the sea levels will have risen an extra 17 centimetres by 2100 as a result of Greenland and Antarctica losing ice faster than in the 1990’s. Findings, published in Nature, show […]
In a move seemingly at odds with Leeds’ status as the first UK city to declare a climate emergency, Leeds-Bradford Airport’s expansion plans intend to accommodate 7,000,000 passengers by 2030; an increase of 3,000,000 from […]
At the 2015 Paris Agreements, it was decided that the planet could only survive a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature. Any higher and experts warned of the catastrophic impacts. Five years later, as world […]
In just over 12 months’ time the world’s leaders shall descend upon Paris to, hopefully, create history and produce a legally binding set of emission reduction commitments for all nations. Riding the wave of optimism […]
As Leonardo DiCaprio took centre stage at last week’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York, you could be forgiven for envisaging him as one of the many characters he has portrayed. This was not, […]