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University of Leeds Research Fellow Kate Scott has been awarded a NERC Industrial Innovation Fellowship on implementing a climate compatible Industrial Strategy for the UK. Through the Fellowship, Dr Scott, who was the Priestley Centre’s inaugural Piers Sellers PhD prizewinner (2016), will develop methods to downscale global climate assessments for local-level decision making across sectors…
An international artist will be collaborating with researchers at the Priestley Centre to create new work in an innovative new programme with the University of Leeds Cultural Institute. Kat Austen is one of three artists to be awarded Cultural Fellowships,  designed to support and develop emerging creative talent in a variety of different art forms….
Priestley Chairs Lea Berrang Ford and James Ford are lead authors on the Adaptation Gap Report: Towards a Global Assessment, published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report is launched today (7 November 2017) at an event at the UNFCCC climate conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, with Lea Berrang Ford joining a distinguished panel…
News that global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surged to more than 403 ppm in 2016 – the highest level in 800,000 years – have international headlines. The CO2 concentrations, which were at 400.00 ppm in 2015, rose due to a combination of human activities and a strong El Nino event. The information was published on…
Citizens, students and business representatives in Leeds have joined the Climathon movement to take part in a global hackathon to find solutions to the city’s air pollution problem. Organised by Climate-KIC, Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. The 2017 edition of…