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Priestley Centre experts win UK science impact award

An ultra-fast computer model that is shaping the global outlook on tackling climate change has been recognised for its environmental science impact. The Finite-Amplitude Impulse Response (FaIR) Model, developed by University of Leeds and University of Oxford academics, has transformed our understanding of the connection between global temperatures and the emissions we release into the...

Scientists track rapid retreat of Antarctic glacier

Scientists are warning that apparently stable glaciers in the Antarctic can “switch very rapidly” and lose large quantities of ice as a result of warmer seas. Their finding comes after a research team led by Benjamin Wallis, a glaciologist at the University of Leeds, used satellites to track the Cadman Glacier, which drains into Beascochea Bay,...

Satellite technology to help boost food security in East Africa 

New and novel techniques in satellite analysis will be used by scientists at the University of Leeds to help farmers in Kenya respond to global warming and environmental degradation. As with many countries, Kenya struggles to feed itself, with an estimated 4.4 million people facing high levels of acute food insecurity. Global hunger is being...

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Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) accumulation under hedgerows: how variable is it across England?

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) invites you to join our December 2023 webinar: ‘Soil organic carbon (SOC) accumulation under...

Permacrisis?: Assessing the politics of crisis across the spheres of climate, democracy, and the new nuclear age

We find ourselves at the intersection of multiple crises – of man-made changes to the climate, the threat of nuclear...

University of Leeds at COP28: Meet the delegation

At the end of November all eyes will turn to Dubai, as the United Arab Emirates will be host to...

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Industry and the just transition

Energy intensive industries, such as steel, cement and chemicals, but also glass, ceramics and paper provide the foundation upon which the low carbon transition will rest....

Navigating a Just Transition in the Global South: A Crucial Element of COP28 Climate Mitigation

As we approach the midpoint of COP28, there is an ongoing need for nations and institutions to assess and enhance their responses and strategies for...

COP28’s historic agreement, and the pursuit of climate justice

From flooding in Pakistan, wildfires in California, sea-level rise threatening Vanuatu, to Europe’s recent heatwaves, the global impacts of climate change have become increasingly apparent...

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