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Research at the University of Leeds on the effectiveness of EU policies to reduce air pollution across Europe was presented to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 11 October by Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate. The policy note is available here: eu-legislation-successes-for-air-quality-and-climate_policy-note The presentation was as part of a…
CONFERENCE: ‘1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement’ LAUNCH: 5pm on 20 September 2016 (conference runs 20-22 Sept) VENUE:  Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX The ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change caught the world by…
A 24-hour event at the University of Leeds is looking to sign up participants with staying power to crack a climate change challenge for the city. Leeds is one of 121 major cities around the world taking part in the marathon climate event on 28-29 October. Participants will focus on tackling the question, “How can…
The President of Iceland and Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques) will be speaking at The Future of Wild Europe, a three-day conference at the University of Leeds next week. Guðni Jóhannesson and film producer and environmentalist Cousteau, founder of the Oceans Futures Society, are guest speakers on Wednesday 14 September, when they will be talking about…
Mary Shelley’s creature in her famous novel Frankenstein was better adapted to  Artic environments than human beings because the author believed the Earth would turn colder and eventually freeze. Dr David Higgins, Associate Professor in English Literature, spoke about the influence of Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and their contemporary, Lord Byron, on Radio 4’s…