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We are a world-leading climate centre based at the University of Leeds. From local to global, we ensure that climate action is informed by the latest research, collaborating with organisations and individuals to transform our expertise into real-world impact.

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Prestigious climate prize winners announced

Two up and coming researchers have been named as the winners of the Piers Sellers Prize 2024. Dr Carol Zavaleta Cortijo, whose work focuses on climate change and the health of Indigenous peoples, and Dr Leonie Wenz, who explores the economic impacts of climate change, have both been recognised for their world leading contribution to...

Co-producing climate curriculum with indigenous communities

Voices of the Rainforest is a new climate change education project that aims to co-create a traditional, ecological, knowledge-based climate change curriculum framework for primary schools with indigenous communities, children, and school partners in Malaysia. Indigenous communities often find themselves on the frontline of climate change impacts. In Peninsular Malaysia, these indigenous communities consist of...

New resilient coastal communities and seas network announced

The University of Leeds will collaborate on a £2m national network to generate knowledge, action and resilience for UK coastal communities and seas. The COAST-R Network is part-funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under their Resilient Coastal Communities and Seas programme. It’s part of a £14.8m...

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Events

Priestley Centre for Climate Futures: launch celebration

As the Priestley Centre steps into a new era, with an expanded team and extended offer, we’re gathering people from...

Policing and our Climate Crisis: Reflections on the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires in Australia

In this Centre for Criminal Justice Studies public lecture, Dr Jarrett Blaustein will explore what policing is, and what it...

Collaborating for Impact: Bridging the gap between climate science and insurance industry practice

A detailed discussion of four of the biggest challenges facing the insurance sector and how to align cutting edge climate...

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Blog

Youth activists are now real agents of change at global climate summits

By Susan Ann Samuel and Maria Antonieta Nestor Standing in the middle of the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, a young undergraduate student...

The great COP food systems illusion

By Dhanush Dinesh When the Stade de France in Paris is filled to capacity, it holds 81,400 people. You would then need another 2,484 to reach the number...

The UK’s power grid needs upgrading to reach net zero

By Dr Sheridan Few To reduce its emissions in line with national and global targets, the UK must overhaul how it produces, uses and distributes...

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