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Households in the UK are at increasing risk of flooding and drought due changes in the climate according to a new report. The report, from the Climate Coalition, draws on  expertise from the Priestley International Centre for Climate to highlight how UK homes are being impacted by climate change – and how they can be…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate is now advertising its fifth cohort of Priestley PhD scholarships to commence October 2020. Applications are open for a number of exciting projects that provide an excellent opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research aimed towards delivering global climate solutions working across four priority areas: Achieving net-zero emissions Climate and Health…
People rely on ocean life for many benefits, including seafood, tourism, employment and climate regulation. But those benefits are coming under increasing pressure due to climate change, which will only become more pronounced if little is done to stem greenhouse gas emissions. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a key tool for ensuring a sustainable ocean…
The Priestley Centre’s September 2019 e-newsletter is available to read here. Highlights include: A plethora of funding opportunities News of recognitions and awards for Priestley Centre members Recent blogs on climate communications and public support for renewables
Research by University of Leeds academics underpins the groundbreaking commitment from the UK government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Following a request from governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), made their net-zero recommendation in May. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre…