International Universities Climate Alliance

Leeds joins a new international alliance committed to accelerating action on climate change

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A windmill stands in front of electricity pylons with solar panels in the foreground, close to sunset with clouds dotting the blue sky
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The art of an ancient climate

An illustration by James McKay, featured on the cover of Nature, depicts rainforests on Antarctica 90 million years ago

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Piers Sellers PhD prize: one year on

Dr Tom Slater writes about his experience wining the Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research last year

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A new international alliance of universities has been established to help communicate research on the most effective means to meet...

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Imagine a temperate rainforest in Antarctica, 90 million years ago. Thanks to James McKay’s illustration on the cover of Nature, you’ve got a great...

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A new study has found extreme disparity in the use of energy among richer and poorer people – both within...

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Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice faster than in the 1990s and are both tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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*In light of the coronavirus (covid-19) situation, this event is postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date* In...

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  In November 2020 the UK will be hosting the United Nations climate negotiations, known as COP26 – the 26th...

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**Given the current situation with coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We...

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** This event has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause**    Increasing numbers...

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Last summer I was honoured to receive the Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research. Working in the NERC-funded Centre...

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The energy used to grow, process, package and transport food accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions....

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Priestley PhD researcher, Rachel Harcourt, shares insights from her research in narrating climate change impacts and adaptation. The UK’s weather...

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A blog by David Higgins and Tess Somervell  New novels about climate change – climate fiction, or cli-fi – are...

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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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