Author Archives for Clare Martynski

A blog from Dr Effie Kesidou, originally published on the Leeds University Business School website. The climate crisis is leading many countries to commit to various targets for reducing their carbon footprint. In 2019, the UK passed a net-zero emissions law to be attained by 2050. Net-zero refers to deep...

Authored by Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate The UK was one of the first nations to legislate a net zero emissions target in June 2019. Other nations have since followed suit, most significantly China. Xi Jinping, the leader of the world’s largest polluter, promised to bring...

Priestley PhD researcher Rachel Harcourt explores how UK newspapers talk about hot weather risks. May was the sunniest month ever recorded in the UK, and these last few days of June will see the summer heat return. While these balmy temperatures might help many of us to survive lockdown, there...

Dr Katy Roelich explores how techniques from decision making under deep uncertainty might help during COVID-19 recovery planning. Decision making under deep uncertainty (DMDU) approaches and tools aim to improve the robustness of decisions when it is difficult to predict what the future might look like and to build in...