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University of Leeds to host regional hub for climate education

An education hub that will help students and young people to turn their climate and sustainability ambitions into action is to open at the University of Leeds. The Climate Ambassadors Scheme will provide nurseries, schools, colleges and universities across England with free access to local experts. To support the expansion of the scheme, nine regional...

How climate change will affect malaria transmission

A new model for predicting the effects of climate change on malaria transmission in Africa could lead to more targeted interventions to control the disease according to a new study. Previous methods have used rainfall totals to indicate the presence of surface water suitable for breeding mosquitoes, but the research led by the University of...

Harnessing the power of art to inspire action on climate change

New ways of using art to tell the stories of biodiversity and climate change are being explored in an exhibition in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, and in a creative response to historic books in the University’s world-leading Special Collections. Galleries Learning Coordinator, Staff Sustainability Architect and climate activist Claire Evans has taken a deep...

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Policing and our Climate Crisis: Reflections on the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires in Australia

In this Centre for Criminal Justice Studies public lecture, Dr Jarrett Blaustein will explore what policing is, and what it...

Collaborating for Impact: Bridging the gap between climate science and insurance industry practice

A detailed discussion of four of the biggest challenges facing the insurance sector and how to align cutting edge climate...

Net Zero transition plans: Credibility and action

Significant numbers of companies and financial institutions have publicly committed to achieve sustainability objectives, including net zero. Join us to learn...

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Co-designing a future where you don’t need to own a car

Where I grew up in Coventry we were taught to find a safe gap between parked cars before we crossed the road. That wasn’t so...

Leeds scientists are exploring long term food security solutions

  Blog by Professor Andy Challinor The timely launch of the new UK-CGIAR Centre reflects, strengthens and widens longstanding collaborations at Leeds, with potential for cascading...

Success for Leeds Royal Society Africa project

Blog by Prof. Jon Lovett, Chair in Global Challenges. A five-year collaboration between the University of Leeds and partners in Uganda, Tanzania and the Republic...

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