Oct. 22, 2020

Priestley Centre | Moving society to net-zero

Priestley Centre | Moving society to net-zero

Simon Moore, from the Priestley International Centre for Climate, talks to a variety of people at the University of Leeds who are working to bring about a net-zero, socially just future.

Dr Cat Scott explains the important role of trees and forests in tackling climate change.

Then Dr Kirsty Pringle talks about her citizen science project in Bradford, looking at how air pollution impacts children’s health.

PhD researcher Jefim Vogel discusses a wellbeing economy, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, and the community group Our Future Leeds.

And finally, Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability, outlines what the University of Leeds is doing to reduce its own contribution to climate change, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2030.

This episode was produced for Climactic, Bradford Science Festival, and the University of Leeds research showcase Be Curious.

Find out more about the work of the Priestley International Centre for Climate on their website: https://climate.leeds.ac.uk/

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