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Dr Kate Scott, Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute and inaugural Priestley Centre Piers Seller prize winner,  was recently selected to attend Science for Sustainable Development Early-career Leaders Day. In this blog Kate shares her experience. The Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers (NESSE) teamed up with the UK Collaborative on Development...

What’s it like to present your research at a UN climate conference? Leeds Masters graduate Phellecitus Montana reflects on her experience at COP22 in Marrakech After completing my Masters in Environment and Development at the University of Leeds, my interest in climate change burgeoned. So, when my research project on...

Two worrying stories have dominated climate news this week. The first is  President Elect Donald Trump’s alarming stance on climate change. Although in favour of urgent action before the 2009 UN climate summit in Copenhagen, he’s promised to pull out of the Paris Agreement immediately, claimed that climate science is a...

Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. This year atmospheric carbon dioxide levels sailed past 400 parts per million and in January global temperatures were within touching distance of 1.5 deg C above their 1850-1900 levels – the ambitious warming limit set out in the Paris text. Why then am I...