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Two academics at the University of Leeds have been elected as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Professor Ken Carslaw and Professor Piers Forster received the honours this week in recognition of their visionary leadership, scientific excellence, and exceptional research contributions to their respective fields. The AGU is an international scientific association dedicated to advancing…
Radical changes to land use are required to tackle climate change and ensure food security, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 7 August in Geneva, highlights that land is under growing pressure from human activity…
A new framework provides a robust scientific tool for researchers, policymakers and industry to calculate remaining global carbon budgets. This work will help define carbon emission reduction targets more clearly as part of urgent attempts to tackle climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement set the reduction of greenhouse emissions as a critical step in achieving…
Research by University of Leeds academics underpins the groundbreaking commitment from the UK government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Following a request from governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), made their net zero recommendation in May. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley…
The Priestley Building will provide a base on the University’s main campus for leading climate-related research. Launched in 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate has already brought together world-leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. The centre has more than 300 members from across the University covering a broad range of research…