Connecting Voices for Climate Action

Building local to global ambition for COP26 and beyond

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Capturing carbon through UK woodlands

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

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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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News, Events and Blog

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Leeds researchers have contributed to a report concluding that action to improve the nation’s resilience to climate change is failing...

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Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future interests. The study, led by...

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High levels of heat and humidity driven by climate change could pose a significant threat to competitors at the Tokyo...

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Heat induced male infertility will see some species succumb to the effects of climate change earlier that thought, new research...

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Climate risks pose unprecedented risks to agricultural food production. Farmers cope with climate risks through adjustments in farm management practices....

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk will gather a number of key voices to discuss the role of academic institutions in driving...

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MPs from the Yorkshire and Humber region join the University of Leeds to discuss a framework for ongoing collaboration on...

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Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour,...

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A blog from Marta Baltruszewicz, postgraduate researcher in the School of Earth and Environment. As people around the world escape...

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A blog from Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science in the School of Geography; Alexander Koch, University of Hong...

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Despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. Today, on World...

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A blog from Andrew Brown, Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds, with Cameron Roberts, Carleton University;...

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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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