Capturing carbon through UK woodlands

Researchers are working with partners to create and restore forests for net-zero

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Rapid action can slow rate of warming in next 20 years

A new study shows that immediate action on climate change can bring benefits within lifetimes, not just far in the future.

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Resilient net-zero infrastructure

Leeds researchers are developing a new long-term planning approach for changing infrastructure that can meet the growing social and environmental challenges facing cities.

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For the first time scientists have provided clear evidence that tropical tree lifespan decreases above a critical temperature threshold. Findings...

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Priestley Centre researchers are involved in a brand-new initiative to explore how the pandemic is affecting food systems in Indigenous...

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Researchers from the University of Leeds have contributed to the first-ever detailed roadmap for a fully decarbonised nation. The Sixth...

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A new study shows that strong and rapid action to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will...

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Targeting resilience to climate change within seed systems is an area of key investment in contributing to food security in...

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This event, hosted by the Global Food and Environment Institute will feature a 20 minute presentation from  Professor Pippa Chapman...

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Watch a recording of this event Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for...

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Join the CONSTRAIN team for this UNFCCC Climate Dialogues Special Event which will bring together some of the latest scientific...

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Is hydrogen the lifeblood of a low-carbon future, or an overhyped distraction from real solutions? One thing is certain –...

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Authored by Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate The UK was one of the first nations to...

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Joe Biden’s presidency is likely to be dominated by “the three Cs”: COVID-19, China and climate change. Each one of...

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While there is debate about whether or not a second wave of the COVID-19 crisis is rolling in, the far...

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Build Back Better

Leeds researchers have published a range of content about the need to build back better, putting climate action and resilience at the heart of the coronavirus recovery.

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About the Priestley Centre

The Priestley International Centre for Climate brings together world-leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge. The Centre is providing international solutions to meet this challenge.

Effective policy and other social and technical solutions need to be underpinned by robust research and the Priestley Centre’s focus is on new interdisciplinary research partnerships that better link our physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change with strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

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