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New research shows that the UK can dramatically reduce its energy demand to meet net zero emissions targets by 2050 without negatively impacting quality of life. Current emissions pledges by developed countries continue to fall short of the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target. Research published today in the journal Natural Energy shows that a stronger focus…
The UK’s FAAM Airborne Laboratory will remain at the forefront of environmental research following a significant investment by the UK government. The FAAM Airborne Laboratory, which operates a specially adapted BAE-146 aircraft fitted with scientific instruments, will undergo transformative change so it can continue making world-class measurements of the atmosphere. With over 20 years supporting…
A researcher accelerating climate-resilient change for inclusive development has been named as the winner of the 2022 Piers Sellers Prize. Professor Joyeeta Gupta, whose work focuses on the influence of changing geopolitics and climate governance patterns, will receive the prize for world leading contribution to solution focused climate research at a virtual event in July….
Leading academic researchers, a former Vice-Chancellor, Leeds alumni and a University Council member have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their services to the country. Awardees include Professor John Barrett, Chair in Energy and Climate Policy, who has been named as an Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Professor Simone…
Climate change could cause significant economic damage to the UK by the end of this century unless there are stronger reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. A team of researchers in the UK and United States analysed a range of previous studies to estimate the likely consequences of climate change…