The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, has launched an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds. The project aims to help the UK meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the UK Climate Change Act by building…
Tweets from a social media campaign run by the Priestley International Centre for Climate have been brought together in a poem that creates a heartfelt call for action on climate change. The poem was written by Dr Sam Illingworth, who created it using responses from the #MyClimate Twitter campaign run by the Priestley Centre and…
Politicians and stakeholders will today hear from senior Leeds professors how a renewed commitment from Whitehall could reduce pressure on natural resources and reclaim valuable materials from waste. Professor Phil Purnell, from the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds, is one of the keynote speakers at an All Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group event in…
Public concern about climate change appears to be on the rise, according to a survey on climate solutions carried out by a group of universities in the north of England during Green GB Week. The survey, produced by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, was conducted using face to face interviews at locations in Leeds,…
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…