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Using carbon tax revenue to fund free green electricity and public transport could significantly reduce individual households’ greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found. The paper, published today, reveals that providing these services for free could reduce home energy emissions by 13.4%, and motor fuel emissions by 23.8%. Carbon taxes on home energy and…
Cutting out your morning pastry and expensive coffee might help fight the climate crisis, a Leeds-led study reveals. Many less nutritious foods and drink account for nearly a quarter of diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, the research team found, after studying more than 3000 generic foods and 40,000 branded items. The study, which involved expert input…
The University of Leeds has been awarded the country’s most prestigious higher education honour. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise excellence, innovation and the impact of research on society. The UK’s highest accolade for universities and colleges, the prize has been awarded to Leeds for ground-breaking work including forecasting extreme weather events, conserving tropical forests and improving…
Carbon emission limits needed to contain global warming could be breached within six years in the Yorkshire and Humber region, a new report warns. The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan calls for meaningful climate leadership from larger institutions in government and the public and private sectors to deliver “significant, tangible contributions” to help tackle…