Paris Agreement

Scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds will lead a major new EU funded research project to deliver improved information about our future climate and directly inform key policy decisions. The 2015 Paris Agreement set the reduction of greenhouse emissions as a critical step in limiting the increase in…
Technologies that extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees – the cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – but significant differences in their potential and risks are not being addressed by policy makers. An international consortium of climate scientists, led by Prof Jan…
Can we trust greenhouse gas inventories? As global levels of methane continue to rise, an investigation by the BBC’s Environment correspondent, Matt McGrath raised serious concerns about the Paris Agreement when it revealed that methane from human and biogenic sources was not being measured accurately by countries – or at all in tropical regions. As well…
Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned; potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is more sensitive to the effects…