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Lindsay Stringer

Stories from the South Pole: A pioneer speaks

Posted 2 Mar 2017 in ,

CCCEP’s Prof Lindsay Stringer has been sharing her experience as part of the first Homeward Bound expedition – the world’s largest all-female multidisciplinary expedition to Antarctica. She joined 75 other women from all over the globe for the  ground-breaking trip in December 2016. Prof Stringer, based in the School of Earth and Environment at the […]


Cities “blind” to emissions, new CCCEP study finds

Posted 15 Feb 2017 in ,

Cities remain blind to a huge slice of their overall carbon footprint, a new study by CCCEP researchers has found. Calculations by the team at the University of Leeds, based on a study of Bristol, suggest that less than a third of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the electricity or the fuel used […]



Loss and damage due to climate change – COP22 Side Event

Posted 4 Nov 2016 in

A UNFCCC COP22 side event on ‘Loss and damage due to climate change: Understanding values, vulnerability and livelihood security’ is planned for Saturday 12th November, 11.30 – 13.00. The session aims to explore novel angles to assessing loss and damage under the UNFCCC, particularly intangible and non-market aspects. The speakers will offer insights into what […]


Climathon inspires new ideas for Leeds

Posted 1 Nov 2016 in

[LEEDS, 01.11.2016] – Participants at an event in Leeds came up with new solutions to reduce carbon emissions as part of a 24-hour global challenge to solve climate change. Students and stakeholders in Leeds joined citizens in world cities such as Paris and Shanghai simultaneously taking part in the hackathon-style Climathon event. The Climate-KIC Climathon […]




Elisabeth Simelton

New paper published in Nature journal

Posted 8 Jun 2016 in

Former CCCEP member, now CCCEP Visiting Researcher, Elisabeth Simelton, has had a new paper published in Nature. The paper, ‘Model biases in rice phenology under warmer climates’, finds that climate-induced crop yields model projections are constrained by the accuracy of the phenology simulation in crop models. The full paper can be found at: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep27355


Lindsay Stringer

Effects of climate change greater than previously feared

Posted 13 May 2016 in

The effects of climate change may be far greater for the world’s poorest people than previously feared because of the way people are managing land, according to leading environmental researchers in a new book released today. The findings, which offer the first comprehensive synthesis of the links between global climate change and land degradation, are […]


Report reveals economic impact of Boxing Day floods in Calderdale

Posted 7 Apr 2016 in

Businesses in Calderdale, Yorkshire, have lost £47 million so far as a result of the Boxing Day floods. The total economic impact to the Calderdale and Kirklees regional economy amounted to a total of approximately £170 million. These are two of the key findings of a study into the impact of the floods on Calderdale’s […]


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