Lockdown and the climate

New research suggests the climate impact of COVID is small, but a green recovery could have a significant impact

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Scientific Reports

New research shows glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today

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Green bonds for local governments

Leeds research has helped create pioneering Community Municipal Investment bonds to help local councils reach net-zero

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News, Events and Blog

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A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming,...

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Glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today, according...

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A Priestley Centre researcher has been awarded a Fellowship to engage with the international climate negotiations in the run up...

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A new study uses satellite data over the Southern Hemisphere to understand global cloud composition during the industrial revolution. This...

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Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will...

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The UN climate change negotiations rely on relevant and current climate research in the sciences and humanities to move the...

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How can Leeds research help shift society towards a circular economy that is in line with net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar,...

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Join AFRICAP to hear key Malawi-specific findings from the Future Climate for Africa UMFULA project. Chaired by Professor Andy Dougill,...

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Priestley PhD researcher Rachel Harcourt explores how UK newspapers talk about hot weather risks. May was the sunniest month ever...

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Dr Katy Roelich explores how techniques from decision making under deep uncertainty might help during COVID-19 recovery planning. Decision making...

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Dr Craig Poku writes about attending the first WCSSP India Annual Science Workshop in Pune, India If you had told...

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In November 2020, the UK was due to host the United Nations climate change conference, known as COP26, which is...

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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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