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Collaborating with Indigenous communities on climate science

New research into climate change will focus on the lived experience of Indigenous communities in the Arctic. University of Leeds and Inuit researchers will look at ways to connect Indigenous knowledge with the science behind climate research in a ground-breaking new project. The project is led by Professor James Ford, Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley...

Investment needed in African climate science

Africa needs long term investment in scientific infrastructure and science careers to allow the continent to adapt to climate change and its effect on weather systems. New research led by the University of Leeds in partnership with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, says the international community is spending billions on climate services for the region,...

Social enterprise tackles food waste

Food waste campaigners are calling on Leeds residents and businesses to get on board with their free collection service which prevents household food waste from going to landfill. Instead, the waste is redirected to farmers, allotment holders and everyday gardeners who turn it into environmentally friendly compost that is used to grow better local produce....

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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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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...

Three ways climate change is pushing butterflies and moths to their limits

Blog by Dr. Elizabeth Duncan, Associate Professor of Zoology. In any competition, there are winners and losers. In the race to adjust to a changing...

Navigating just transitions: decarbonisation and the future of Welsh steel

Blog by Dr. Clare Richardson-Barlow, Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.  The UK steel industry is at a crossroads. On one hand,...

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The Priestley Centre for Climate Futures is an interdisciplinary climate research, innovation, and learning centre, using our world-leading expertise to shape a better future for our communities, our region and the world.

Through collaboration with businesses, governments and civil society, we harness our expertise in climate research to develop innovations, deliver education and inform policy for a fair, resilient, and decarbonised world.

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