Build Back Better
Leeds researchers have published a range of content about the need to build back better, putting climate action and resilience at the heart of the coronavirus recovery.
COVID-19 could end our dependence on cars
Andrew Brown, Professor of Economics and Political Economy, co-authors this blog about the development of safe and healthy cities following the pandemic.
COVID-19, SMEs and net-zero
Dr Effie Kesidou from the Leeds University Business School outlines what we know about the environmental attitudes and practices of SMEs in the UK and the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on these.
Professor Greg Marsden and Professor Jillian Anable, both from the Institute for Transport Studies, have developed policy briefings outlining practical actions local authorities can take to decarbonise transport.
Professor Piers Forster and colleagues published research in Nature Climate Change which suggests that a post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming.
Dr Lina Brand Correa writes for Climate Home News about a wellbeing economy.
Professor Paul Chatterton writes for The Conversation, outlining ten ideas to improve cities after the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr Milena Buchs and colleagues published a briefing paper outlining examples of inspiring actions around the world that are moving us towards a wellbeing economy, along with examples of actions that are moving us away from that vision.
Professor Andy Challinor, Dhanush Dinesh and colleagues explain how COVID-19 demonstrates that understanding climate change as a further risk factor to food production is now an urgent priority.
Dr Katy Roelich explores how techniques from decision making under deep uncertainty might help during COVID-19 recovery planning.
Professor Piers Forster and Dr Debbie Rosen address the links between the COVID crisis and the climate crisis.
Dr Paul Brockway and fellow researchers conducted a systematic review which indicates that carbon emissions and GDP are unlikely to decouple enough to rely on green growth to meet climate targets.