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A Leeds researcher has been awarded a Fellowship in Agriculture and Climate Change to engage with the international climate negotiations in the run up to and beyond COP26. Dr Stephen Whitfield, Associate Professor of Climate Change and Food Security in the School of Earth and Environment, will be working to support the negotiations through the…
Changes in the Earth’s climate caused by human activity are being observed in every region and across the whole climate system, according to a major international report released today. For the past three years, Leeds researchers have worked with hundreds of experts from across the world to deliver the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…
Research into global climate models by leading international academics shows that current economic policies are in danger of leading nations away from emission and global warming targets. Existing growth-driven economic scenarios rely heavily on unproven levels of energy efficiency improvements, combined with widespread global use of negative emissions technologies (NETs), which are as-yet untested on…
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…