Adapting conservation projects to benefit communities and climate

Adapting forest restoration and conservation projects by engaging with local communities can help deliver social and environmental benefits, according to research in Madagascar by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). When projects are managed collaboratively they can increase the capacity of communities to adapt to climate change, enhance carbon storage and […]

Low carbon investment in cities creates big wins for governments, jobs and economies

  Governments looking to boost jobs, economic productivity and public health should ensure infrastructure investment in cities is low carbon, according to a new study for the Coalition for Urban Transitions by experts at the University of Leeds. The research team assessed over 700 studies. They found that directing investments into low carbon projects in […]

Potential for Leeds to lead on low carbon investment

This week, the Environmental Audit Committee published a report on the state of investment in low carbon technology, outlining a 56% drop in investment in cash terms in 2017 compared to 2015. The Leeds Climate Commission is tackling this head on, by bringing together investors and projects at the launch of the Project Development and […]

New study seeks to improve collaboration processes

New studies being conducted by CCCEP researchers in Leeds seek to examine and ultimately improve the co-production of climate knowledge. The project, conducted by Dr Meaghan Daly and led by Prof Suraje Dessai, compares Regional Climate Outlook Forums in South Asia, southern Africa and the Mediterranean, looking at the way national, regional and international climate experts […]