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…
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…
Research by Professor Simon Lewis (Geography, University of Leeds) and Dr Greta Dargie (University College London) mapping the largest peatland in the tropics, an area larger than New York State in the Congo Basin in Central Africa, has received widespread international coverage. (See press release here.) The new study, published in Nature on 11 January…
A public event at the University of Leeds will conduct “live” learning with its audience to discover peoples’ responses to flood risk issues. The unusual format, which has been planned around participatory activities to create a two-way exchange, is for an ESRC Festival of Social Sciences special event on Monday 7 November. Researchers will conduct…