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The names of leading climate change influencers, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and diplomat Christiana Figueres, are to be given to meeting rooms in the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. The two were announced on International Women’s Day (8 March 2019) after members of the Centre submitted nominations for women that…
A new study suggests climate change will significantly alter rainfall patterns for key agricultural regions, but the worse effects could be mitigated by reducing greenhouse emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions, many of which are produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil, become trapped in the atmosphere. This causes a greenhouse effect which warms…
Priestley Centre Chair in Climate and Health, Professor Lea Berrang Ford, was a speaker at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels focusing on key climate change policy areas and research into solutions. Prof Berrang Ford, speaking on behalf of the University of Leeds, was joined by Prof Lisa Emberson, Director of the Stockholm…
The Priestley Centre’s February 2019 ebulletin is available to read here. Highlights include: Save the date for our Priestley event: the Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Prof Dame Jane Francis (above) will formally open the Priestley Building on the 24 June Forthcoming climate seminars and Leeds conferences Name the Priestley meeting rooms The Priestley…
A spin-out from the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds is being used in the first BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) pilot project of its kind in the world. C-Capture, developed by Professor Chris Rayner, is being used by Drax Power Station, the UK’s biggest renewable power generator, to capture carbon dioxide….