Climate Solutions

Supporting the offshore wind industry

Reduced costs and improved lifespan of wind turbines are being supported by our expertise in seismic data interpretation and stratigraphy

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Wind farm
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Capturing carbon through forests

Our researchers are exploring the carbon storage capacity of UK woodlands to help maximise the role forests can play in achieving net-zero emissions

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UK woodlands
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Harnessing plant power

Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, according to research by University of Leeds researchers and the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Kew gardens
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Climate solutions

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Alkali-activated cements pave the way to more carbon-friendly infrastructure for growing societies

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Better forecasting techniques save lives and improve policymaking in Africa’s regions worst affected by climate change

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Our researchers are building powerful new tools that help local authorities to make more sustainable transport policy decisions

 

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Dr Duncan Quincey’s glaciology research is the first step in creating future plans for communities that depend on glaciers and their resources

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Professor Paul Chatterton is designing climate-resilient cities of the future

 

Research impact

The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) aims to connect sectors, people and sources of finance to tackle the climate emergency. 

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Geoscientists are using expertise in seismic data interpretation and stratigraphy to reduce costs and to improve the lifespan of wind turbines.

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Our researchers are developing low-carbon cements with the aim of achieving reduced CO2 emissions from infrastructure.

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Research degrees

Undertaking a PhD at Leeds will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. To browse funded projects, supervisors, research areas, and PhD opportunities, visit phd.leeds.ac.uk.

Research Centres and Institutes

High-profile national research centres and globally recognised institutes are based at the University's Faculty of Environment.

Our multidisciplinary Centre brings together some of the world’s leading researchers on climate change economics and policy.

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Our research covers air pollution due to chemistry and aerosols, climate change, high resolution weather processes, global agriculture, and palaeo-climate.

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Our research draws upon aspects of geography, sociology, politics, planning, economics, management, development and technology studies.

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The Priestley International Centre for Climate brings together world leading expertise in climate change research.

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