Dr Chris West, of the Stockholm Environment Institute at York, has contributed to the new UK Soy Manifesto, which commits participants to buy only soya which has been grown without causing deforestation. And major retailers are signing up.
Posted on 9 November 2021
The global response to adapting to climate change is fragmented and incremental undertaken by individuals rather than a comprehensive and coherent effort by communities and institutions, a new study has revealed.
Posted on 4 November 2021
Professors Ally Lewis and David Carslaw from our Department of Chemistry contributed to this new Royal Society report which calls for 2050 net zero pledges to prioritise air pollution reduction measures which deliver health benefits, as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted on 3 November 2021
At COP26, world leaders have signed up to a pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. Dr Johan Kuylenstierna from the Stockholm Environment Institute at York says it's a good start, but we still need substantial reductions in CO2.
Posted on 2 November 2021
The University has announced an ambitious ten-year green agenda. Find out more about our plans for a sustainable future.
Posted on 26 October 2021
Professor Jane Hill’s work with Unilever to reduce our dependence on palm oil is featured in the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) quarterly report this week.
Posted on 21 October 2021
Environment researchers at York have contributed to a new briefing that outlines the need to balance adaptation, mitigation and development when responding to climate change.
Posted on 6 October 2021
Current climate future predictions don't go far enough, suggest researchers.
Posted on 26 September 2021
York's Professor Simon McQueen Mason discusses sustainable fashion in the BBC Radio 3 podcast series 'Green thinking'.
Posted on 16 September 2021
Climate change poses a huge risk to both the global trade of agricultural commodities and food security, a new report reveals.
Posted on 14 September 2021
The Archbishop of York is to take part in an emergency climate debate co-hosted by the University of York.
Conservation commitments should focus on the best places to protect rare species, new study suggests.
Posted on 7 September 2021
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at York researcher Dr Eleni Michalopoulou has contributed to a new COP26 Universities Network Briefing, advising on environmental solutions that are actionable now, as well as research priorities for the next decade.
Posted on 27 August 2021
Scientists studying tropical forests in Africa’s mountains were surprised to uncover how much carbon they store, and how fast they're being cleared.
Posted on 25 August 2021
Small-scale climate action groups are calling for greater access to money. Is this an opportunity to democratise the Green Climate Fund?
Posted on 18 August 2021
York scientists discuss how they’re giving African communities the capacity and training needed to adapt to global challenges.
Posted on 16 August 2021
A PDRA reflects on the importance of international cooperation and coordination in conservation efforts and how archaeology is integral in building resilient futures.
York's Dr Kelly Redeker joined BBC Radio York to share his views on the new IPCC climate change report which warned of further extreme weather events unless immediate action is taken.
Posted on 10 August 2021
Researchers from the University of York are taking part in three projects totalling £6m which aim to improve our understanding of the functions and services provided by treescapes.
Posted on 7 August 2021
Several York academics took part in the recent Climate Exp0 2021, a showcase research event held in the run up to the COP26 climate change conference in November.
Posted on 22 July 2021
If you have any questions about the University of York's involvement please contact David Diston, our designated COP26 central contact.