The University of Leeds is calling for staff and students to contribute towards the University Climate Plan. Fill in our online survey now.
What’s the University doing about the Climate Crisis?
In September, the University of Leeds confirmed its role as an international leader in climate research and innovation by releasing its 7 bold principles to address the climate crisis. This includes divestment from traditional use of fossil fuels, a commitment to a 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target, and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050.
What is the Climate Plan?
The Climate Plan is being created to set out bold commitments and actions that will deliver our response to the climate crisis. As well as net-zero by 2030, we’ll encourage net-zero where we have influence, use research to find solutions and ensure our students can learn about the climate crisis.
We need you!
We have organised a Climate Plan Roadshow, presenting our draft plan, and invite all staff and students to come and provide feedback on the emerging Climate Plan themes. We’ll use this feedback to finalise the Climate Plan which we aim to publish in the New Year. There will also be an opportunity to find out how our research is contributing to net-zero emissions targets locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Climate Plan Roadshow will take place at the following locations:
- Worsley Airport Lounge: 9 December
- Electrical Engineering foyer: 10 December
- Parkinson Court: 11 December
Comment on the Climate Plan online
Alternatively, fill in our online survey to have your say in shaping the Climate Plan.
The Draft Plan
Explore the tabs below presenting the draft plan.
Achieving net-zero by 2030
Encouraging net-zero by 2030
Using influence to reduce emissions
Local, National and Global support for net-zero ambitions
Adapting to the growing demands of climate change
Further embedding sustainability into the curriculum
Research to achieve net-zero emissions
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals does this opportunity align with?
This opportunity aligns with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). For more information on the goals visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org.