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Under the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the increase in global mean temperature to well below 2°C, countries make their commitments to address climate change in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). A key element of these contributions is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s important to be able...

‘Net-zero’ has become an increasingly familiar term over the past few months, appearing in policy announcements, conference titles and opinion pieces. Nations, cities and institutions have been making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero in a bid to limit global average temperature rise. A number of University of...

In this post, Emily Vosper offers an overview of the UK’s 1st National Meeting for Climate Impact and Risk Assessment ahead of the follow up meeting hosted at the University of Leeds in September 2019.  On 14 January 2019, the first Climate Impacts and Risk Assessment National Meeting took place...

The Climate Communication Project brought together leading academics and practitioners to take stock of what they know about public engagement with climate change in the UK, and how to communicate about it in the most effective way. Led by the Priestley Centre’s director, Prof Piers Forster, the Climate Communication Project...

More than 280 people attended a series of six events to celebrate three years of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, and the official opening of its new home – the Priestley Building. The week of festivities began with the annual Piers Sellers Prize-giving event, recognising exceptional contributions to solutions-focused...