Research and innovation

Leeds and COP-26

We're helping to make the upcoming climate summit a success, to shift the world to net-zero and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis

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Amazon wildfires
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Sustainable food research

Our researchers collaborate with stakeholders worldwide to develop fair and sustainable food systems

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Field trial by Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation. Credit: Dr Dimitar Epihov
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Climate solutions

Research-led solutions are helping humanity to adapt to a rapidly changing climate

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Chilean forest
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of research in the School of Food Science and Nutrition is

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