Zero Carbon Yorkshire Launch
Leeds Civic Hall, 27 February 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After Paris – Where Now?
In the aftermath of the Paris Climate Summit , one thing seems clear – above all, it is grass-roots action at the local level that will change the political climate to make real, transformative action possible.
Schumacher North, together with partners and supporters across the Yorkshire region, are now launching a Zero Carbon Yorkshire movement to make sure Yorkshire is among the first UK regions to formulate and deliver a viable Zero Carbon strategy.
We want to work with activist groups, local authorities, businesses, public sector bodies, universities and individuals in every Yorkshire city, town and district to design local Zero Carbon Plans, and combine these into a regional strategy that will command huge public support – then start to put it into action.
We are calling on climate activists, concerned citizens, business people, local politicians of every stripe – basically everyone! – to join us on February 27th for a day of Open Space conversation to help us create a vision for a better, cleaner, greener Yorkshire that will be free of fossil fuels in the shortest possible time – providing an example for all other UK regions of what needs to – and can – be done if we are to tackle the 21st century’s greatest challenge.
David Midgley, Schumacher North