Sustainability Research Institute

A newly signed international agreement aims to expand academic co-operation and collaboration and promote sustainability, enterprise and local development. An agreement between the University of Leeds through the Sustainability...[more]

In Scotland, people have been living in close proximity to peatlands for centuries. Peatlands, which are also known as bogs, quags or mires, are an integral part of typical Scottish landscapes that have been transformed over...[more]

Alice Owen was invited to a full day meeting on 21st March with the Government’s Chief Science Adviser and officials from across government as well as industry bodies and a handful of researchers, to provide her personal insights...[more]

In December 2016, Lindsay Stringer, Professor of Environment and Development at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, took part in Homeward Bound, an all-female expedition to Antarctica.[more]

New research exploring the ideas and views on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) held by professionals working on environmental management in the UK. 150 environmental professionals from across the UK responded to an online...[more]

There is huge potential for using electric vehicles to tackle climate change, give us cleaner air and grow the green economy. The question is, when it will make sense for most of us to ditch diesel and petrol, and go electric?...[more]

Climate Research Bursary Fund: Guidance for Applicants Bursary awards of up to £1,500 are available for postgraduate students at the University of Leeds pursuing field research projects on issues relating to Climate Research in...[more]

Climate change impacts are being felt the world over, but nowhere more so than sub-Saharan Africa. Even within this region, certain areas are particularly vulnerable and past research by CCCEP (Abson et al., 2012; Simelton et...[more]

Julia’s project “Living Well within Limits” (or “LiLi”) was selected as Leeds’ submission for this scheme some time ago and the project will begin early in the new year.[more]

Professor Stringer from the School of Earth and Environment has set sail to the Antarctic as part of the project ‘Homeward Bound’, which aims to highlight the lack of female leadership in science.[more]