The Priestley Centre's principal research goal is to build a fundamental understanding of climate change and its impact on nature and society, enabling robust and timely solutions.


There are over 150 academics at the University of Leeds using world-class expertise and interdisciplinary capability to deliver climate research with reach into every continent worldwide. Our findings are: improving our understanding of fundamental climate science; developing strategies to reduce and mitigate climate change and its impacts and supporting society, ecosystems and infrastructure in adapting to our changing climate. Using our combination of expertise, scale, track record and relevance the Priestley International Centre for Climate is able to deliver excellent research to underpin robust and timely climate solutions with a specific focus on the four areas below.