Blog

A blog from Marta Baltruszewicz, postgraduate researcher in the School of Earth and Environment. As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my research in Nepal, Vietnam, and Zambia found the opposite: lower levels of deprivation were linked to lower levels of...

A blog from Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science in the School of Geography; Alexander Koch, University of Hong Kong, and Chris Brierley, UCL What would happen if every single patch of farmland in the tropics, from Brazil through Congo, India and Indonesia, was abandoned overnight and left to...

Despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. Today, on World Africa Day, we are highlighting some of the important work that Leeds researchers are involved in. University of Leeds academics are collaborating with their African counterparts, governments and other stakeholders...

A blog from Andrew Brown, Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds, with Cameron Roberts, Carleton University; Giulio Mattioli, Technical University of Dortmund, and Julia K. Steinberger, University of Lausanne When discussing low-carbon transportation and the question of why cars play such a dominant role in our...