23 Nov

Leicester named as a global leader on climate action

Leicester Clock Tower

Eleven UK cities have been recognised as global leaders for climate action and ambition. Environmental charity CDP has published its Cities A List, which celebrates those demonstrating their climate leadership through concerted and effective action.

Leicester is one of eleven cities to be recognised in the UK as a global leader for climate action.  There are 95 cities around the world on the A list.

These cities are taking twice as many climate mitigation and adaptation measures as non-A Listers. To achieve an ‘A’, a city must have set an emissions reduction target, a renewable energy target, must disclose a city-wide emissions inventory and have published a climate action plan.

The 2021 list includes BCP Council, Edinburgh City Council, City of Leicester, Greater Manchester, Newcastle City Council, Nottingham City, Reading Borough Council, Southend on Sea Borough Council and Sunderland City Council.

Kevin Harris, Chair of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, said:

“I’m delighted to see Leicester on this important list as this means we are standing out on the global stage for our efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

The City Council’s Climate Action Plan is a key strategy that has helped the city achieve this recognition.”

Over 1,000 cities worldwide reported their environmental impact through CDP in 2021 with 95 making it to the A List.

View Leicester City Council Climate Emergency Action Plan