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…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate welcomes Prof Bernard Lenz who has been awarded a Fellowship to study the energy demand  in cities in a warming climate. Prof Lenz, who is based at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, will undertake a six-month sabbatical working with the Priestley Centre’s researchers on “Possible adaptation process of…
Academics from the Priestley Centre are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises…