Centre news

Building better infrastructure to withstand earthquakes will be the core topic of discussion during a top-level international conference at Leeds next week. The University of Leeds-Kyoto University International Symposium: Advanced Engineering for Natural Disaster Identification, Mitigation, Prevention and Response, takes place on campus between 17 and 19 September. Both universities are part of the British…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate welcomes Prof Bernard Lenz who has been awarded a Fellowship to study the energy demand  in cities in a warming climate. Prof Lenz, who is based at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, will undertake a six-month sabbatical working with the Priestley Centre’s researchers on “Possible adaptation process of…
Academics from the Priestley Centre are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises…
Dr Natasha Barlow of The Priestley International Centre for Climate has been awarded €2 million over 5 years to study long term sea-level rise. Global sea-level rise is one of our greatest environmental challenges and is predicted to continue for hundreds of years, even if global greenhouse-gas emissions are stopped immediately. However, the range, rates and…
  A new film by the Priestley International Centre for Climate demonstrates the value to University of Leeds researchers of working together across disciplines on climate solutions. The film, made by Limehouse TV, features four researchers from different areas of the University, working in sustainability, marine biology, geography and atmospheric science. All talk enthusiastically about…