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…
  A new film by the Priestley International Centre for Climate demonstrates the value to University of Leeds researchers of working together across disciplines on climate solutions. The film, made by Limehouse TV, features four researchers from different areas of the University, working in sustainability, marine biology, geography and atmospheric science. All talk enthusiastically about…
A study led by the University of Leeds has found that no country currently meets its citizens’ basic needs at a globally sustainable level of resource use. The research, published in Nature Sustainability, is the first to quantify the sustainability of national resource use associated with meeting basic human needs for 151 countries. Each country’s…
An international artist will be collaborating with researchers at the Priestley Centre to create new work in an innovative new programme with the University of Leeds Cultural Institute. Kat Austen is one of three artists to be awarded Cultural Fellowships,  designed to support and develop emerging creative talent in a variety of different art forms….
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…