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Sector and campaign support

Building on the priorities identified by the Leeds Climate Change Citizen’s Jury, Climate Action Leeds selected seven key areas of focus for our programme.  

 

The seven sector themes are: energy, housing, food, nature, work & economy, youth & education, and transport.

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For each theme we have appointed a transition partner. The transition partners act as sector organisers, inspiring and organising change around their area of interest and expertise.

 

They serve as hubs which bring together expertise, insights and action, sharing this with the community hubs and city hub too.

 

They host regular assemblies around their particular area and are working towards developing a sector plan that feeds into the city plan and will support community-led networks and action towards a just transition.

 

Transition partners

The seven Climate Action Leeds transition themes and partners are:

Platform

London based organisation bringing together activists, artists and researchers to focus on social and environmental issues and a just transition.

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Energy

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People Powered Homes

The enabler hub for community-led and affordable housing for Leeds. Providing advice and support to community housing groups and promoting sustainable housing.

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Housing

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Foodwise Leeds

The driving force for good food in Leeds. Building a locally-focused, high quality, low carbon, minimum waste and fair food system for our city. This Leeds-wide campaign is managed by Leeds Food Partnership.

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Food

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Hyde Park Source

Leeds based community organisation focused on improving health & wellbeing through improving the environment. Working with local people to affect positive change in their communities.

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Nature

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Emilie Tricarico

Emilie Tricarico is an ecological economist working with project partner Leeds Tidal to deliver a just transition within the "work & economy" sector.

Work & Economy

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Leeds Development Education Centre & Angel House

Leeds charity specialising in supporting schools and communities by providing education to prepare people for living in our rapidly-changing and unequal world - in partnership with an intersectional youth based organisation.

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Youth & Education

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Hannah Kettle and Naomi Harriott-Brown

Naomi is a co-director at a not-for-profit, local bike cooperative, and Hannah is a Car Free Cities campaigner for a climate action charity.

 

Hannah and Naomi are working together with project partner, Leeds Tidal, to deliver a just transition within the transport and mobility sector.

Transport

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Racial Justice Network

The Racial Justice Network are a supporting partner of Climate Action Leeds, focussing on climate justice.

 

They bring together individuals, communities and organisations from all across West Yorkshire to proactively promote racial justice, to end racial injustice and address legacies of colonialism.

 

They bring a vital perspective and voice to this project, one of inclusion, empowerment, ownership, culture and diversity.

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Climate Justice Supporting Partner

 

Why ‘transition'?

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Building on that history, ‘just transition’ is now used more widely to refer to the push for a transition to economies that provide dignified, productive and ecologically sustainable livelihoods that are governed directly by workers and communities.


​We see this pathway, from the extractive economy towards a regenerative economy, as our best means towards addressing root causes and achieving a just, sustainable and zero carbon Leeds by the 2030s.

 

Credit goes to Movement Generation for their definition and framework. View full Movement Generation document 'A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition' (pdf).

Process diagram for a strategy framework for a Just Transition which moves from an extractive economy based on explotative work, militarism, encolsure of wealth and power, consumerism and extraction towards a regenerative economy of cooperative work, deep democracy, ecological and social wellbeing, caring & sacredness and a regenerative cycle
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Climate Action Leeds believes in transformative change. 

 

'Just transition' strategies were first forged by labour unions and environmental justice groups who saw the need to phase out the industries that were harming workers, community health and the planet, while also providing just pathways for workers into new livelihoods.

 
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