Tackling the Climate Emergency
The Combined Authority and the LEP are working alongside a wide range of partners to ensure the Leeds City Region is a net zero carbon economy by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030.
This bold ambition builds on years of work between City Region partners to reduce carbon emissions and the opportunities presented by the unique assets our region has in the form of low carbon energy generation.
To meet our target and to comply with the Paris Agreement, emissions must be reduced by 14.5% year-on-year with output levels being halved every five years.
Meeting this challenge will require urgent and collaborative action across all sectors of our economy. However, it will also empower our region to build a modern, sustainable economy supported by an efficient transport network and world class infrastructure. It will allow us to embrace new technologies such as hydrogen power, improve the energy efficiency of our homes and other buildings, and upskill our people so they can take excel in the careers of the future.