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…
  At a seminar in Brussels later today [Tuesday, 11 October], the role of EU policy in improving air quality will be praised, at a time when such policies face an uncertain future because of the result of Britain’s European referendum. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University…
The implications for air quality, human health and regional climate if Britain were to leave the EU have been highlighted in a University of Leeds study, which demonstrates that EU policies and technologies save 80,000 deaths annually. Published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, it is the first study to look into the effectiveness of specific EU policies…