Press release

University of Leeds experts will be providing schools and colleges with essential climate change advice, as part of a new nationwide programme. The Climate Ambassador Scheme, led by the University of Reading and STEM Learning, will support schools and colleges in the UK to develop knowledge and skills so that everyone involved – including young…
Changing the way fruit is gathered from a “tree of life” could have hugely positive environmental and financial impacts in Amazonia, according to a new study. An international research team, jointly led by the University and the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia; IIAP) has shown for the first time the widespread harm…
Without significant increases in the speed and ambition of climate action across all of society, limiting global warming to 1.5°C will be beyond reach, according to a major international report published today. Researchers from the University of Leeds have worked with hundreds of experts from across the world to deliver the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…
People are now routinely using their cars less and walking more since the first COVID-19 lockdown, according to new research. Weekday car traffic has remained 10% lower than pre-pandemic levels, as large numbers of people reorganised their lives to travel less over the past two years. The study also found that car ownership has fallen:…