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The University of Leeds has been awarded the country’s most prestigious higher education honour. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise excellence, innovation and the impact of research on society. The UK’s highest accolade for universities and colleges, the prize has been awarded to Leeds for ground-breaking work including forecasting extreme weather events, conserving tropical forests and improving…
Carbon emission limits needed to contain global warming could be breached within six years in the Yorkshire and Humber region, a new report warns. The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan calls for meaningful climate leadership from larger institutions in government and the public and private sectors to deliver “significant, tangible contributions” to help tackle…
A global network of 126 researchers have produced the most systematic and comprehensive assessment of implemented human adaptation to climate change to date. Their study, published in Nature Climate Change, found that adaptation, as documented in the scientific literature, is mostly fragmented and incremental, undertaken primarily by individuals and households, rather than comprehensive and coherent efforts…
A climate change film made by a group of over 40 young people from the UK and South Africa during the pandemic is being shown at COP26 today, Monday 8 November. The Ripple Effect, which was supported by a team from the University of Leeds, showcases the lived experiences of the young people and how…