Press release

An independent advisory group, set up to support ambitious climate action in Yorkshire and the Humber, has launched today, 17 March. The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission brings together a team of climate leaders from across the public, private and third sectors, in the largest regional Commission of its kind in the UK. Professor Andy…
Melting glaciers could be triggering a ‘feedback process’ that causes further climate change, according to new research. An international research team led by the University of Leeds has for the first time linked glacier-fed mountain rivers with higher rates of plant material decomposition, a major process in the global carbon cycle. As mountain glaciers melt,…
New energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off, research has found. The Leeds-led study found new types of contracts could benefit all types of customer, with opportunities to sell excess energy from solar panels or incentives for using energy at off-peak times. However, many people…
Cities around the world are embarking on ambitious initiatives to foster low-carbon, climate-resilient urban development. Mexico’s urban areas – home to four-fifths of the country’s population – are no exception. Three new Mexico Frontrunners briefs explore innovative approaches Mexico’s cities have adopted to meet the challenges presented by urbanisation and climate change. Focusing on eco-housing in…
Glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global sea levels. A 25-year record of satellite observations has been used to show widespread increases in ice speed across the Getz sector for the first time, with some ice accelerating into the ocean by nearly 50%. The new…