Connecting Voices for Climate Action

Building local to global ambition for COP26 and beyond

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Capturing carbon through UK woodlands

Researchers are working with partners to create and restore forests for net-zero

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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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News, Events and Blog

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Sea level rise caused by melting ice could be halved this century if the Paris Agreement target of limiting warming...

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Substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new...

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Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is...

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An independent advisory group, set up to support ambitious climate action in Yorkshire and the Humber, has launched today, 17...

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Climate risks pose unprecedented risks to agricultural food production. Farmers cope with climate risks through adjustments in farm management practices....

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk will gather a number of key voices to discuss the role of academic institutions in driving...

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MPs from the Yorkshire and Humber region join the University of Leeds to discuss a framework for ongoing collaboration on...

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Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour,...

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A blog from Andrew Brown, Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds, with Cameron Roberts, Carleton University;...

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A blog from Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate Every day I’m inundated with fresh...

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A blog from Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of the School of Politics and International Studies To mark the first Earth...

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A blog from Yannick Oswald, PhD Candidate in Ecological Economics US billionaires experienced a trillion-dollar surge in their combined net...

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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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