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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...

New research projects to tackle key vulnerability and policing challenges

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The ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre has funded four new research projects led by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to address crucial social issues. The projects will focus on policing and climate change, coercive control in honour-based abuse, interventions to help children at risk of going missing multiple times, and identifying child exploitation in...

Collaborating with Indigenous communities on climate science

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New research into climate change will focus on the lived experience of Indigenous communities in the Arctic. University of Leeds and Inuit researchers will look at ways to connect Indigenous knowledge with the science behind climate research in a ground-breaking new project. The project is led by Professor James Ford, Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley...

Investment needed in African climate science

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Africa needs long term investment in scientific infrastructure and science careers to allow the continent to adapt to climate change and its effect on weather systems. New research led by the University of Leeds in partnership with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, says the international community is spending billions on climate services for the region,...