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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...

Is hydrogen the lifeblood of a low-carbon future, or an overhyped distraction from real solutions? One thing is certain – the coal, oil and natural gas which currently power much of daily life must be phased out within coming decades. From the cars we drive to the energy that heats...

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...

Joe Biden’s presidency is likely to be dominated by “the three Cs”: COVID-19, China and climate change. Each one of these behemoths could make or break him. Despite wildfires and hurricanes, this was not the long-awaited climate election. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris campaigned on the promise of a...