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Professor Richard Beardsworth examines the UK’s presidency in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for political leadership on climate To one side of the horror of another Syria on the European continent, the invasion of Ukraine presents an opportunity for the West...

This blog is by Leonie Hyde-Smith a PhD student on the WaterWiser CDT programme. It was originally published on the WASH website.  Effective sanitation systems are crucial for public and environmental health, particularly in densely populated urban areas. It is widely accepted that the impacts of climate change will stress...

Do you have an idea that can address climate change at the University of Leeds? Take part in the Climate Plan Student Challenge! What is the Climate Plan Student Challenge? The University of Leeds Climate Plan sets out how the University will play a part in the global efforts to...

Earth Day, widely seen as the birth of the modern environmental movement, marks its 52nd anniversary on Friday 22 April 2022. This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘invest in our planet’. Here in Leeds our Climate Plan sets out the University’s largest single investment of £174m in support of our seven principles for climate action. More than...

A blog post by David Barns, PhD researcher and Research Assistant in Shared Ground Heat Exchange Policy From spiralling fossil fuel prices and volatile supply chains to the worsening climate crisis, there has never been a better time to stop heating homes with natural gas. The UK has the chance...