Halving emissions by 2030 can keep 1.5°C within reach

Leeds researchers contribute to a major international assessment of the latest climate research

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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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University of Leeds Climate Plan

Making an investment in a low carbon future

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A new study has mapped the full scale of a vast region of peatland in the heart of the Congo...

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A novel research network aims move the country’s agri-food industry closer to net zero emissions, enabling the UK to meet...

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If carbon emissions are limited to slow the rise in global temperatures, up to an estimated 6,000 child deaths could...

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New research shows that the UK can dramatically reduce its energy demand to meet net zero emissions targets by 2050...

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Join us for our annual Piers Sellers Prize event, at which we award prizes in the name of climate scientist, astronaut, and...

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The University of Leeds published its Climate Plan in December 2021, setting out the pathway to an ambitious goal of...

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The latest report from IPCC Working Group III was published on 4 April 2022. The report, which has been developed...

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The end of 2021 saw significant climate ambitions set out at both global and regional scales: at COP26, and in...

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A blog post by postgraduate researcher Max Callaghan Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels requires reaching net zero...

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Research is at the heart of understanding and combatting climate change. But is this knowledge reaching those in government and...

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Professor Richard Beardsworth examines the UK’s presidency in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and the implications of Russia’s invasion...

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This blog is by Leonie Hyde-Smith a PhD student on the WaterWiser CDT programme. It was originally published on the...

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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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