Global weather research recognised by Queen's award

A Queen's Anniversary Prize has been awarded to the University of Leeds for research into tropical weather systems and climate science

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Scientists monitoring the giant A68A Antarctic iceberg from space reveal that a huge amount of fresh water was released as...

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The frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of...

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A recent study undertaken by Leeds University Business School for the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, concludes that timely investment...

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The accelerating melting of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the water supply of millions of people in Asia, new research warns....

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Join the authors of Crowdfunding and the Democratization of Finance for the launch of their book.

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  COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join...

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Join this live panel discussion with experts from universities and organisations from Leeds, Indonesia, India and Uganda discussing how bioenergy can help achieve the aspirations of COP26 and the sustainable development goal of universal access to modern clean energy.

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This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges’.  This series of events sought to place African...

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A blog post from Professor Piers Forster The Glasgow climate pact is sealed and COP26 is fading into memory. The...

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Following the announcement of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to the University of Leeds for research into tropical weather systems...

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Dr Stephen Whitfield shares his thoughts on the role of agriculture in the UNFCCC – the international environmental treaty to tackle...

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In this blog, Priestley Centre Research and Innovation Development Manager, Shona Smith, reflects on commitments announced on Science and Innovation...

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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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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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