Read our latest policy blog pieces, compiled by Policy Leeds.
Richard Walker and Professor Greg Marsden set out the urgency for UK transport policy, and offer principles and solutions for rapid transport decarbonisation.
Here Richard Walker reflects on what we can learn from Covid about treating an emergency as an emergency.
Dr Mark Davis, School of Sociology and Social Policy, shows how a new model of alternative finance is providing a direct route for cash-strapped councils to raise funds for local net zero projects
Drs Neil Crawford and Katie McQuaid argue that we need to take a much broader view of gender and social inclusion if we are to avoid excluding other extremely climate vulnerable groups
Anne Velenturf and Phil Purnell argue that this needs to change and that reducing resource use as part of a sustainable circular economy is essential to achieving net-zero.
Dr Mark Sumner looks across the clothing system, from production of materials to garment disposal, and points to the key challenges that the industry will need to confront to get to net zero
Dr Paola Sakai draws on her work on flooding in the Yorkshire region to show how understanding the economic losses of SMEs from such events can be key to enabling SMEs to adapt.
Action needed to make buildings greener over their whole life
Dr Helen Freeman explores the emissions associated with buildings and the opportunities to reduce their carbon impact.
In this blog, Paul Chatterton, Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Leeds explains that this requires urban policy makers to now act like it’s an emergency, and what this actually means in practice.
The Delivering Net Zero project is working to build consensus on getting the UK to net zero. This blog reports researchers' views.
Dr Viktoria Spaiser looks at how the Friday for Future movement has triggered a change in norms that holds the potential to galvanise wider climate action.