Understanding risk to develop a resilient world

Priestley Centre research is improving understanding of climate related risks at local, regional and global scales. We evaluate climate impacts such as changes in rainfall, crop yield, sea level rise and land degradation, along with impacts on people and socio-economic systems. This broad understanding of climate risks provides the knowledge base to drive future development pathways that are both climate resilient and practical. By coupling sustainable development research with expertise in physical climate change, we are implementing a more rigorous approach to climate solutions to tackle issues including global food security, flood adaptation, biodiversity, ecosystem service protection, urban development and resilient infrastructure.

Research briefs
Reforming crop breeding systems to keep pace with climate change
Triple-win adaptations tackle climate change, land degradation and biodiversity loss
Limiting risks from Arctic sea ice changes using near-real time satellite monitoring