Climate plan

In response to the climate crisis, the University is developing a Climate Plan outlining the practical steps that we as an institution will take to realise the Seven Climate Principles announced in September 2019.

The Climate Plan, due to be released in 2021, is being developed in collaboration with our students, academics and service staff. It is designed to be flexible and under constant review to accommodate the evolving knowledge and understanding of climate change. However, it will remain unchanged in its commitment to deliver on the seven climate principles.

What can I do to tackle climate change?

Climate change is a global challenge that can only be tackled in collaboration with others. Whether you’re a student, staff, external organisation or a member of the public, the Climate Plan is relevant to us all and needs everyone’s input.

You can find lots of practical ways that you can make an impact at the University of Leeds on our get involved page.

Interested in linking your research to climate change? Then why not become a member of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, an interdisciplinary research group involving more than 350 people across the University of Leeds

If you want to comment on the Climate Plan or have an idea of how we can collaborate, we would love to hear from you:

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our Climate Plan is linked to the following SDGs:

  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.