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University of Leeds to host regional hub for climate education

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An education hub that will help students and young people to turn their climate and sustainability ambitions into action is to open at the University of Leeds. The Climate Ambassadors Scheme will provide nurseries, schools, colleges and universities across England with free access to local experts. To support the expansion of the scheme, nine regional...

How climate change will affect malaria transmission

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A new model for predicting the effects of climate change on malaria transmission in Africa could lead to more targeted interventions to control the disease according to a new study. Previous methods have used rainfall totals to indicate the presence of surface water suitable for breeding mosquitoes, but the research led by the University of...

Harnessing the power of art to inspire action on climate change

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New ways of using art to tell the stories of biodiversity and climate change are being explored in an exhibition in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, and in a creative response to historic books in the University’s world-leading Special Collections. Galleries Learning Coordinator, Staff Sustainability Architect and climate activist Claire Evans has taken a deep...

Leeds residents to design alternatives to car ownership

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A multimillion-pound project to encourage people in Leeds to design and try an alternative to private vehicle ownership has been announced by researchers. The groundbreaking INFUZE study (Inspiring Futures for Zero Carbon Mobility) will ask communities across the city to help design bespoke mobility solutions, which could include car clubs, responsive taxi-style bus services and shared bicycle...

Leeds academics tackle challenges facing Labour’s climate plan

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School of Politics and International Studies workshop ‘The Labour Party’s climate strategy in government’ united academics and politicians to address the challenges for Labour on climate policy. The Labour Party has set out ambitious plans on clean energy  and the country’s transition to Net Zero, should it form the next UK government. Labour Leader Sir...