Priestley International Centre for Climate

Delivering research to underpin robust and timely climate solutions

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Global warming endangering Great Barrier Reef

2015-2016 saw record temperatures that triggered a significant episode of coral bleaching affecting the Australian Great Barrier Reef, according to new research involving Leeds academics

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The global Sustainable Development Goals challenge

Dr Viktoria Spaiser gives our next Climate Exchange seminar on inconsistencies in the SDGs

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Piers Sellers PhD Prize nominations open

The Piers Sellers prizes recognises exceptional research that furthers our understanding of climate change and how to address it. Nominations close 17:00 on 27th April 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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Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, will be part of a panel of distinguished scientists...

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Urgent action to reduce sea temperatures is needed, as 2015-2016 saw record highs that triggered a significant episode of coral...

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The March 2017 ebulletin for the Priestley International Centre for Climate is available to read here

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UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts...

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Abstract In 2015, the UN adopted a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called Global Goals, to eradicate...

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It’s essential to life on our planet but climate change, a growing population and global inequality are creating challenges for how...

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Looking out of my office window onto a cold, windy February morning, I understand how such weather can make some...

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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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