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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...

The Climate Communication Project brought together leading academics and practitioners to take stock of what they know about public engagement with climate change in the UK, and how to communicate about it in the most effective way. Led by the Priestley Centre’s director, Prof Piers Forster, the Climate Communication Project...

Students out in force (Kevin J. Frost)  Chris Smith, University of Leeds Pupils in 60 countries go on strike from school on March 15, 2019, to demand urgent action from the world’s leaders on climate change. Here, a scientist answers teenagers’ questions about climate change, gathered by the Priestley International...

Are there really reasons to be upbeat about humanity’s chances of tackling climate change? Speaking at a public event in Leeds environmentalist and author Jonathon Porritt laced his message of hope with a stark warning. “The last three years have been devastating … I see a deep-set despair in the...

EmEvn / shutterstock Daniel O’Neill, University of Leeds Imagine a country that met the basic needs of its citizens – one where everyone could expect to live a long, healthy, happy and prosperous life. Now imagine that same country was able to do this while using natural resources at a...