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In November 2020, the UK was due to host the United Nations climate change conference, known as COP26, which is now postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. As well as being the largest summit ever hosted in the UK, it has been described as the most important gathering on climate...

Twenty-nine organisations are participating in a call for UK-based academic researchers to apply for funded placements with them on proposals to address aspects of climate resilience. Host organisations for the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme range from Anglian Water to the Church of England, along with government departments, place-based climate change partnerships...

A blog from Professor Andy Challinor (University of Leeds), Dhanush Dinesh (CCAFS), Peter Läderach (CCAFS), Marissa Van Epp (CCAFS) At first glance, the COVID-19 crisis appears to have nothing to do with the climate crisis. Over the last month, COVID-19 has eclipsed climate change and many other global challenges as...

Last summer I was honoured to receive the Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research. Working in the NERC-funded Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), I used satellites to measure the height of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets and how they change over time, as well as their...