News

A new report shows low carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030. The Coalition for Urban Transitions is supported by 50 leading international institutions including the University of Leeds. Its report, Climate Emergency Urban Opportunity, shows that governments which invest in low carbon…
Reducing fossil fuel emissions aggressively but gradually will not cause a large spike in short-term warming as feared, according to new research. Climate negotiations have been clouded in recent years by studies predicting that cleaning up fossil-fuel air pollution rapidly will inadvertently lead to a sudden rise in atmospheric temperature – roughly half a degree…
The University of Leeds has fully divested from significant fossil fuel extractors and has set out seven bold principles it will adopt to help tackle the climate crisis. The principles have been approved by the University’s governing body, its Council, and outline the ambitious steps the University is taking to support the global transition to…
The Priestley Centre’s September 2019 e-newsletter is available to read here. Highlights include: A plethora of funding opportunities News of recognitions and awards for Priestley Centre members Recent blogs on climate communications and public support for renewables
UKRI and Met Office have announced that Professor Suraje Dessai and Dr Kate Lonsdale, based at the University of Leeds, have been appointed to be the Champions for the UK Climate Resilience Programme. As thought leaders for the programme, the Champions play a number of roles, including identifying research gaps, synthesising research outputs, and facilitating…