One year on from its formal launch the Priestley International Centre for Climate has 187 members with representation across eight faculties, three new Chairs, 22 University Academic Fellows and an interdisciplinary doctoral programme, as well as seeing an increase in the number of academics involved in climate related research across the University of Leeds. The information is included in a new…
Piers Sellers, astronaut and climate scientist, passed away on Friday 23 December in Houston from pancreatic cancer. He was 61. Dr Sellers had served as acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was an alumnus of the University of Leeds. University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said:…
A Climate Question held at the University of Leeds to mark the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate produced an optimistic response to the question, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5C level?’ By the conclusion of the panel debate, 96 people (60% of the audience) voted ‘yes’ to the…
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…