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The Climate Emergency

All five of the Local Authorities in West Yorkshire have declared a Climate Emergency.

In January 2019, Bradford Council declared a climate emergency and passed a motion to commit to a green economy.

In March 2019, Leeds Council declared a climate emergency and committed to making Leeds Carbon Neutral by 2030. The Leeds Climate Commission has worked with Leeds Council to run a city wide conversation about the climate emergency.

Calderdale Council also declared a climate emergency at the start of 2019, and had developed Vision 2024, laying out plans to tackle reductions in carbon emissions.

In May 2019, Wakefield Council followed suit and declared a climate emergency. It has pledged to become a Carbon Neutral organisation by 2030.

Kirklees Council has a vision to make Kirklees completely carbon neutral by 2038.

Now, West Yorkshire must work together to build a sustainable green economy and a carbon zero future. CPRE West Yorkshire will campaign to help this happen, championing sustainable developments that enhance the countryside and protect West Yorkshire for future generations to enjoy.

Ilkley from White Wells