Bishop Paul has been invited to join the Leeds Committee on Climate Change, which has been set up to help the city become a clean, resilient and just economy for future generations.
A collaboration between the City Council, Leeds University and other key stakeholders, Leeds CCC is working towards a sustainable future where resources are used more efficiently and the city is more competitive, so it can be more resilient to economic shocks
Bishop Paul says, “I am glad to be representing faith communities on the Leeds CCC because we want to play our part both in slowing down climatic change and in the city's preparation for the future so that vulnerable people don't suffer the impacts of climate change most, such as in the 2015 flooding.”
He adds, ““Helping the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is part of good stewardship of the resources we’ve been given. And moving to a low carbon economy can benefit everyone. For example, investing in home insulation cuts ongoing energy bills and so helps tackle fuel poverty; and locally generated renewable energy loses less power in transmission, generates local jobs and can be cheaper for households.”
'Ask a Climate Scientist!'
Leeds is home to two world-leading centres: the University’s Priestley International Centre for Climate & the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and you can put your questions to their climate change scientists at a public event on Thursday, 27 April at Mill Hill Chapel (LS1 5EB).
Pre-event 'Climate Chats' 5-6pm; seated event 6-7.30pm. More details here.
You can submit questions when you book a ticket or come along and talk informally with the scientists between 5-6pm.