Press release

University of Leeds academics have worked alongside with politicians to help address urgent climate issues. Their work is part of a new essay collection that blends politics and cutting edge research to understand not just climate science but the science of the political solutions. Dr Cat Scott, Dr Mark Sumner, and Professor John Barrett were…
Carbon Literacy training encourages employees to reduce emissions both at the work place and at home – and improves staff motivation, a study by University of Leeds has found.  An evaluation of the effectiveness of Carbon Literacy shows the training works because it creates new work cultures and directly engages staff in making a difference to the organisation. Training can help to increase general staff…
Restoring the world’s depleted peatlands now rather than later would have massive economic benefits for society, according to new research. A new study has for the first time calculated the monetary costs of delaying restoration of a natural resource that plays a huge environmental role globally, including in reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in…
Setting fire to forest and agricultural land in Southeast Asia to prepare it for cultivation or grazing contributes to an estimated 59,000 premature deaths a year, say scientists. Their analysis reveals that the greatest health impact from the burning, which releases tiny particles into the air which can get into people’s lungs, is felt by…