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Leeds flood risk public event is timely

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A public event at the University of Leeds will conduct “live” learning with its audience to discover peoples’ responses to flood risk issues. The unusual format, which has been planned around participatory activities to create a two-way exchange, is for an ESRC Festival of Social Sciences special event on Monday 7 November. Researchers will conduct...

Policy Note: Building on EU legislation successes for air quality and climate

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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...

First major international conference to discuss the science behind the 1.5°C climate goal

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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...

Night owls wanted for Leeds Climathon

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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...