Regional collaboration for climate action: a leadership discussion

Tuesday 18 October 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm
Great Hall
Lectures and seminars
General public

Ahead of COP27, join us to hear Mayor Tracy Brabin, Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk, Professor Piers Forster, and Professor Andy Gouldson discuss climate action and the importance of collaboration.

Significant climate ambitions have been set out over the past twelve months, on both a global and regional scale: at COP26, and in the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan.

We are at a pivotal moment both in terms of climate action and ensuring a fair, prosperous, and sustainable future for West Yorkshire and its surrounds.

As the Action Plan highlights, this calls for meaningful climate leadership from larger institutions in government and in the public and private sectors.

Ahead of COP27, join us to hear from four key regional voices as they discuss climate action and the importance of collaboration.

Together, Mayor Tracy Brabin, Priestley Centre Director Professor Piers Forster, Vice Chancellor Simone Buitendijk, and the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission’s Professor Andy Gouldson will consider the current state of play, essential next steps, and how organisations across the region can work together to pursue a necessarily ambitious path towards a net-zero West Yorkshire.

The role of research and education institutions in the regional transition to net-zero will be an important focus of this discussion.

The event will be held in person at the University of Leeds and will also be livestreamed.

It will be chaired by Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of the School of Politics and International Studies.

Light refreshments will be available before and after the event.