A human environment geographer who is a prominent thinker in the field of environmental justice has been named as the 2019 Piers Sellers Prize winner. Petra Tschakert, whose work focuses on understanding how climate change is experienced and responded to among marginalized communities in the global south, will receive the prize for a world leading…
An international learning platform for a major research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is being hosted by the Priestley Centre at its new home at the University of Leeds. The cross cutting learning platform on Partnerships and Capacity for Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is the central mechanism to bring cohesion between…
In 2008 the UK government passed the Climate Change Act, the first legislation of its kind to introduce legally binding emissions reductions targets.  The ten year anniversary of the Act will be marked as part of Green Great Britain Week  and the Priestley International Centre for Climate is playing an active part in the national…
Bioenergy students Nicola Wood and Samantha Sime accompanied James Mckay, manager of the CDT Bioenergy, to the British Science Festival in Hull on the evening of 12 September as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project ‘Low Carbon Technologies – the Art of a Sustainable Future’. The evening festival events were being held in…
Building better infrastructure to withstand earthquakes will be the core topic of discussion during a top-level international conference at Leeds next week. The University of Leeds-Kyoto University International Symposium: Advanced Engineering for Natural Disaster Identification, Mitigation, Prevention and Response, takes place on campus between 17 and 19 September. Both universities are part of the British…