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Governments looking to boost jobs, economic productivity and public health should ensure infrastructure investment in cities is low carbon, according to a new study for the Coalition for Urban Transitions by experts at the University of Leeds. The research team assessed over 700 studies. They found that directing investments into low carbon projects in cities…
Renowned climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will present the Piers Sellers PhD prize 2018 at a formal event on Monday 18 June. Two postgraduate researchers will be given the prize, which is awarded by the Priestley International Centre for Climate to current University of Leeds students undertaking…
Four groups of Priestley Centre academics are getting the opportunity to approach climate related research with fresh eyes through collaboration with professionals from the field of creative and digital marketing. The groups of academics, whose work covers a wide range of interdisciplinary research from the arts to social sciences and physical climate change have been…
Professor Martyn Chipperfield, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leeds, is the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award winner for 2018. Professor Chipperfield, who is also Director of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric  Science (ICAS), builds computer models of atmospheric chemistry and applies these to global pollution issues such as depletion…
The April 2018 issue of the Priestley Centre’s e-bulletin can be found here. This month’s packed edition includes: Leeds Creative Labs: the Climate Edition Inaugural seminar by Priestley Chair of Climate Change Adaptation, Prof James Ford (2 May): “What the Arctic tells us about the human dimensions of climate change” NASA’s Gavin Schmidt to present…