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Piers Sellers prize 2018 marks lifelong contribution to climate solutions

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Professor Mark New of Cape Town University in South Africa has been awarded the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solutions focused climate research by the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

The award was given in recognition of Mark New’s lifelong contribution as a global leader in the interdisciplinary integration of climate and development research. The presentation was made by Priestley Centre Director, Prof Piers Forster, at a special event on Monday 19 March 2018 at the University of Leeds, where Mark New delivered a lecture on Cape Town’s water crisis.

Prof New is director of the African Climate and Development Initiative, as well as being the Pro-VC for Climate Change at the University of Cape Town and AXA Research Fund Chair in African Climate Risk.

Read more about Mark New’s work and why he was given the award and watch the lecture.

Main image: Mark New (left) receives the Piers Sellers Prize from Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate

All images credit: Simon D Stevenson, Simon and Simon Photography