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A West Yorkshire city’s ambitious plans to tackle the effects of climate change are being supported by three University of Leeds students. Bilal Mian, Samantha Clatworthy and James Ireland and have been working on sustainable future projects with Bradford Council and social housing provider Incommunities. The aim has been to develop detailed environmental plans to…
Leeds research has inspired a new national campaign to help local authorities issue a new type of municipal finance investment – Local Climate Bonds. The campaign, led by the UK’s Green Finance Institute, will target all 404 local authorities in the UK, helping them bring to market this retail investment product – a cost-effective way…
For the first time, machine learning algorithms have been deployed to scan evidence on climate change and health across the world. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, researchers from the University of Leeds, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change used machine learning…
Forest clearance in Southeast Asia is accelerating and leading to unprecedented increases in carbon emissions. The findings, revealed by a research team including Leeds academics, show that forests are being cut down at increasingly higher altitudes and on steeper slopes in order to make way for agricultural intensification. As a result, more than 400 million tonnes…
New research has found that instances of severe weather in the UK will increase with every degree of climate change. The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, suggests that the higher the level of global warming, the stronger the projected increase in frequency or severity – or both – of hot weather, droughts and…