Priestley International Centre for Climate

Delivering research to underpin robust and timely climate solutions

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Scientists discover world's largest tropical peatland

A UK-Congolese research team's discovery of a vast peatland in the Congo Basin made headlines around the world

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My journey to the end of the Earth

Professor Lindsay Stringer blogs about her Antarctica experience on an all-women leadership expedition

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Climate Exchange seminar: No nation is an island

Professor Andy Challinor on the international dimensions of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

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About the 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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A hundred UK climate scientists have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, urging her to press US President-Elect...

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Research by Professor Simon Lewis (Geography, University of Leeds) and Dr Greta Dargie (University College London) mapping the largest peatland...

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A study of thinning ice in Antarctica by University of Leeds researcher Dr Hannes Konrad has been featured on Paul Hudson’s...

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A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in...

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Abstract What are the main risks posed by climate change to the UK? Flooding? Heatwaves? Surely we’ll all get enough...

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Abstract When I was a kid my parents bought me an inflatable globe that used to hang from the ceiling...

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Abstract Since the Second World War, the direction of travel has been to develop a globalized trading system.  This creates...

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“Prioritising human needs in the era of climate change” is jointly hosted by iBUILD (Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation...

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Professor Lindsay Stringer of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds was one of 76 scientists who...

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Dr Kate Scott, Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute and inaugural Priestley Centre Piers Seller prize winner,  was recently...

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What’s it like to present your research at a UN climate conference? Leeds Masters graduate Phellecitus Montana reflects on her...

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is, as its name suggests, fraught with acronyms. In order to...

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