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A blog by Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley Centre The environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions will be the same irrespective of where the emissions take place. Carbon emitted in one part of the world can be cancelled out if the same amount is removed elsewhere. Carbon offsetting...

When it comes to climate change the science is very clear: to limit global warming we must rapidly cut our emissions of greenhouse gases. But that’s not all that’s required. The planet has already warmed by more than a degree since the mid nineteenth century, leading to rising seas and...

As organisations are grappling with how to reduce their emissions in line with net zero targets, emissions from business travel are under increasing levels of scrutiny. However, it cannot be a case of ceasing to travel, or restricting it to a privileged few. This hotly debated topic requires nuanced thinking...

A blog by Dr Nicole Nisbett, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate Politics  We’ve all seen the increasing frequency and devastating effects of climate change, most recently with the Pakistan floods and Hurricane Ian. Climate shocks are particularly felt in the agricultural sector in the Global South, where warming is increasing...

The United Nations climate change conference – COP27 – begins this week in Sharm El Sheikh, and the Egyptian Presidency’s ambition is for this to be the COP of implementation. Our participation in COP27 is driven by our commitment to research for climate action. The University of Leeds COP27 delegation...