A decade-long “fruitful cooperation” between researchers at the University of Leeds and a long-established climate centre in Norway was formalised at the Priestley Centre launch on 14 June. Kristin Halvorsen, director of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint research with Priestley Centre director Piers Forster…
Two hundred people – University of Leeds staff, PhD students and stakeholders – attended the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate on Tuesday 14 June at Leeds University Business School. The event saw the presentation of the first international prize for a world-leading contribution to solution focused climate research as well as the formalising of…
The need for clarity in the composition of greenhouse gas targets set by countries has been underlined in a guest post for Carbon Brief by Professor Myles Allen of the University of Oxford and Priestley Centre director Piers Forster. The post, which discusses a new study in Nature Climate Change by the authors and colleagues…
Is a global temperature target of 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels – as enshrined in the Paris Climate Change Agreement – really possible? Interviewed for a Nature Podcast on 21 April, Priestley Centre’s director Piers Forster is optimistic, although he admits the Paris negotiations caught scientists unawares.  “It did indicate that we weren’t doing our job,”…
The University of Leeds commemorated the signing of a landmark global agreement on climate change on Friday 22 April – Earth Day – by planting apple trees on campus that will also bear fruit for a new centre for climate research. The planting, which was done by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, is part of…