Priestley International Centre for Climate

Delivering research to underpin robust and timely climate solutions

Why forest dynamics are changing
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Sleepless in Incheon

Piers Forster, James Ford and Chris Smith give their personal reflections on the processes involved with the IPCC's Special Report on global warming of 1.5 degrees

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Piers Sellers PhD prize 2019 nominations open

Are you a current University of Leeds postgraduate doing excellent research on issues related to climate change? If so, you could follow Kate Palmer (pictured) in winning our £1,500 prize!

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How much can individuals do on their own to reduce their carbon footprint?

Dr Milena Buchs blogs about her research showing that voluntary action alone isn't enough to make a difference - and that people want government and businesses to lead the way

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Public concern about climate change appears to be on the rise, according to a survey on climate solutions carried out...

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A team of more than 100 scientists has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across...

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The Priestley Centre welcomes Tami Bond from the University of Illinois who has just commenced a six-month Leverhulme Visiting Professorship....

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. Single-use plastic items...

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What role have literature and other forms of cultural imagining played in shaping understandings of the world and the planet, for...

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Abstract After a week-long approval session, at 3pm on October 6th the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15)...

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Are you interested in engaging with the public? Have you ever wanted to showcase your research to school pupils? Would...

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How much can individuals reduce their carbon footprints? Dr Milena Buchs’ research shows people were not able to reduce their energy use...

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Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018), a new initiative in the UK this year, came just in time. If it...

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Are there really reasons to be upbeat about humanity’s chances of tackling climate change? Speaking at a public event in...

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If there’s one thing about public engagement with climate change you can be certain about, it is that climate change...

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About the Priestley Centre

 

The Priestley International Centre for Climate brings together world-leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge. The Centre is providing international solutions to meet this challenge.

Effective policy and other social and technical solutions need to be underpinned by robust research and the Priestley Centre’s focus is on new interdisciplinary research partnerships that better link our physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change with strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

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