Nature-based solutions

Leeds researchers are working alongside landowners, local authorities and community groups to explore how forest creation and restoration can help tackle climate change.

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Ice melt

New research shows Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together add more than 39cm to global sea level rise by 2100.

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Lockdown and the climate

New research suggests the climate impact of COVID is small, but a green recovery could have a significant impact.

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News, Events and Blog

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Scientists warn that if greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 39cm...

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Research by the University of Leeds has helped secure the highest government protection for internationally-important Vietnamese forests. Over the past...

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A global analysis reveals for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast growing trees have shorter lifespans....

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Aviation has been calculated to be 3.5 per cent of all human activities that drive climate change, new research shows....

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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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Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will...

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How can Leeds research help shift society towards a circular economy that is in line with net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar,...

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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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In November 2020, the UK was due to host the United Nations climate change conference, known as COP26, which is...

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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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