Moving society to net-zero

Simon Moore interviews a variety of Leeds researchers about their work to help society reach a socially just, net-zero future.

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Priestley Chair awarded an OBE

Professor Jason Lowe, Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research at the Priestley Centre, has been awarded an OBE for services to climate science.

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Resilient net-zero infrastructure

Leeds researchers are developing a new long-term planning approach for changing infrastructure that can meet the growing social and environmental challenges facing cities.

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Professor Jason Lowe, Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research at the Priestley Centre, has been awarded an OBE for services to...

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Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate...

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Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing climate goals and the Paris Accord, according to a new international study. The growing...

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The transition to net-zero cannot be sustainable if it creates or exacerbates social inequalities, warns a group of academic experts...

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University of Leeds/Kirklees Council joint workshop Circular economy is about creating a more social, resilient and sustainable economy. It is...

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Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder...

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Dr Anne Velenturf and Dr Imogen Rattle present their work looking at offshore wind and the decarbonisation of heat. Chaired...

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

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Priestley PhD researcher Bianca van Bavel writes about the findings from her recent study. Our health is inextricably linked with...

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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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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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