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A White Rose Brussels Event: ‘Sustainable Solutions for Europe – Meeting the Challenges of Air Quality and Climate’

A White Rose Brussels Event: ‘Sustainable Solutions for Europe – Meeting the Challenges of Air Quality and Climate’

On October 11, the White Rose Brussels Office held an event to showcase the research conducted by Leeds’s Priestley International Centre for Climate, York’s Stockholm Institute and Sheffield’s Grantham Centre, featuring climate experts from the three Yorkshire universities. It was¬†hosted by Yorkshire and Humber MEP, Amjad Bashir, who continues to support our Office’s activities.

Topics that were addressed included the success of EU policy in reducing premature deaths as a result of improved air quality, and ensuring that negative emissions strategies come to the fore in the wake of the successfully negotiated Paris Agreement. The event was chaired by Scottish MEP Ian Duncan.

It was by all accounts a fascinating insight into climate policy, and reiterated the role that the White Rose Universities will continue to play in combating this truly global issue. The event demonstrated that the three universities recognise the scale of the challenges ahead; boasting world-leading research that is geared towards finding solutions that will tackle detrimental changes to our climate.

Thank you to everyone who attended. Please see this summary report for more details:

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Presentation slides –¬†

Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds –

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Dr Lisa Emberson, Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York –

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Professor Colin Osborne, Associate Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield –

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Professor Piers Forster

 

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