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An innovative project developed by a Leeds student has won a prestigious national competition designed to accelerate the path to net zero across UK universities and colleges. The idea, developed by PhD student Seb Stroud, was selected as one of five winners of the Platinum Jubilee Challenge, organised by the Royal Anniversary Trust to mark…
A member of the Priestley Centre team has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC). The fellowship recognises the exceptional contribution that Dr Shona Smith has made to the sector and to the EAUC community over the past few years.    Dr Smith, Research and Innovation Development Manager at…
A novel research network aims move the country’s agri-food industry closer to net zero emissions, enabling the UK to meet its 2050 net zero target. Agri-food includes agriculture, horticulture, and food and drink processing technologies. According to the latest research, the UK’s agri-food industry is responsible for almost a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas…
If carbon emissions are limited to slow the rise in global temperatures, up to an estimated 6,000 child deaths could be prevented in Africa each year, according to new research. A team of international scientists, led by the University of Leeds in collaboration with researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM),…