About Climate Action Leeds
Climate Action Leeds is an ambitious five-year programme funded by The National Lottery Climate Action Fund.
Climate Action Leeds provides a platform for people, organisations and communities to come together to take action on climate change, in Leeds and beyond.
Our collective purpose is to help shape a Leeds which is zero carbon, nature friendly and socially just by the 2030s.
Our approach is focused on mobilising communities, campaign groups and sectors to plan and act together. Over 40 groups in Leeds contributed to planning the project, and it is supported by many more.
We started out in 2020 as the Climate Emergency Community Action Programme (CECAP), and re-named as Climate Action Leeds in 2021.
The idea and structure of the Climate Action Leeds programme emerged from the activities and thinking of Our Future Leeds.
Our Future Leeds acts as an independent strategic partner offering guidance and support as well as lobbying and advocacy work for the programme.
Loads of groups, organisations and people in Leeds are doing lots to try tackle climate change and climate and social injustices.
Leeds City Council declares a climate emergency, thanks to campaigning by many people and groups.
The National Lottery launch a Climate Action Fund.
Over 40 Leeds groups come together from all across Leeds to write the bid for the Climate Action Funding and to plan a city-wide programme of activity which could really create lasting change ....by mobilising communities, campaign groups and sector groups to plan and act together.
The Leeds Climate Emergency Community Action Programme is granted funding!
The goal is to create a zero carbon, nature friendly, socially just Leeds by the 2030s.
By building a movement of connected and engaged communities
Five areas of work, called 'work packages', are devised in the plan - managed by five lead organisations.
The activity planned spans; energy, housing, food, nature, work & economy, youth & education, transport and climate justice.
Partners enter a mobilisation phase, to get things up and running.
There is lots of internal activity, recruitment and establishing of processes and ways of working together.
The Climate Emergency Community Action programme (CECAP) is renamed Climate Action Leeds.
The fifth delivery partner - for learning and evaluation - and the sector transition partners come on board.
Four hubs are up and running. Activity towards the city hub, project events and training is well underway.
People all over Leeds are working towards our collective goal of making Leeds a zero carbon, nature friendly and socially just place to live.