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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News, Events and Blog

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New energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off, research has...

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Cities around the world are embarking on ambitious initiatives to foster low-carbon, climate-resilient urban development. Mexico’s urban areas – home...

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Glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global sea levels. A...

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International company Lansinoh Laboratories Inc., led by a University of Leeds alumnus, is supporting the latest Priestley PhD scholarship. The...

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In this webinar series, meet some of the University of Leeds researchers who are driving progress towards achieving local, national...

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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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A blog from Dr Effie Kesidou, originally published on the Leeds University Business School website. The climate crisis is leading...

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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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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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