Paris Agreement

The University of Leeds commemorated the signing of a landmark global agreement on climate change on Friday 22 April – Earth Day – by planting apple trees on campus that will also bear fruit for a new centre for climate research. The planting, which was done by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, is part of…
Food related emissions will take up our entire carbon budget by 2050 if we don’t change our diets and the way our food is produced, blowing any chance of meeting the raised ambition of the Paris Agreement. That is the conclusion of University of Leeds professor of population ecology Tim Benton and Dr Bojana Bajželj…
There was a huge turnout of almost 400 people for the public debate ‘Unpacking the Paris Agreement: is it enough to limit dangerous climate change?’ at the University of Leeds Conference Centre on Wednesday 3 February. The event, presented by the Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Centre, Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Centre for Climate Change…
The viability of the Paris Agreement’s ambitious long-term target of 1.5C was the subject of an interview with two  University of Leeds climate academics on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Humberside on 30 January (repeated 1 February,  BBC Radio Lincolnshire). Prof Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy and Harriet Thew, Postgraduate Researcher in the…