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Leeds at COP27

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University of Leeds Climate Plan

Making an investment in a low carbon future

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Scientists have calculated that the fastest changing Antarctic region - the Amundsen Sea Embayment - has lost more than 3,000 billion tonnes of ice...

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Deforestation is resulting in reduced rainfall across large parts of the tropics, according to new research. People living in tropical...

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Governments are not using the latest mapping technology to report key environmental data about tropical forests to the UN, say...

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World War II-style rationing could be an effective way to reduce carbon emissions, according to new research from the University...

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COP27, the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, took place in November 2022. Thousands of delegates gathered in...

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Climate scientists have long been warning that climate change will bring more frequent severe weather events around the world. International...

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Science shows that humans have had an unequivocal influence on the climate, warming our atmosphere, ocean and land. The need...

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Research and evidence have a crucial role to play in making and scrutinising policy. As the use of evidence-informed policy...

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A blog by postgraduate researcher Sam Birch On what turned out to be a busy day for UK climate and...

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In recent years there has been a significant increase in the level of attention directed towards climate and the global...

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A blog by Dr Joel Millward-Hopkins and Dr Yannick Oswald Energy consumption is essential for human wellbeing, but there is...

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A blog by Paloma Trascasa-Castro, PhD Candidate in Climate Science at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, and the University of Leeds Every...

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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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