Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

The Priestley International Centre for Climate also runs a monthly interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series. See Climate Exchange Seminar Series

Abstract Geovation is Ordnance Survey’s open innovation network, accelerator and Hub, with a successful track record of running online challenges to address specific community needs, where geography, technology, and good design aid solutions. Everything happens somewhere and geography and geographic information are the glue that connect people, places, processes, and planet. They are powerful tools…
Biography Anna is currently the Head of Climate Services and Stakeholder Engagement at the Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town.  She has also previously worked at the UK Climate Impacts Programme and was part of the team leading the roll-out of the UKCP09 probabilistic projections from 2006-2011.  She has a background in physical…

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Abstract In 2005, California embarked on an ambitious effort to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, over 37% of which come from the transportation sector. Technological innovations will get the state most of the way towards its goal, but reductions in driving are almost certainly necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to slow climate…
One year on from our launch in June 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate is marking its first birthday with a get together and prize giving that celebrates the best of climate research here at Leeds and internationally. Our annual event is a chance for us to celebrate our progress as a world leading…
The third evidence session of the Commission on Travel Demand will be followed by presentations by two experts in urban transport who have been looking at the evolution of travel trends in Northern European Cities. Growing the city inwards – Anne Bastian, KTH Stockholm This talk describes the travel behaviour trends in Stockholm over 30…
Drax generates 7% of the UK’s electricity, 70% of which – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made using compressed wood pellets rather than coal. Dr Rebecca Heaton, Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire, will talk about the process of converting Drax’s power…
Abstract Over millennial timescales isolation basins provide critical reconstructions of relative sea-level (RSL) changes around the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet that can further our understanding of how the ice sheet responded to climate changes during the lateglacial and Holocene periods.  More recently we have started to investigate saltmarshes in SW and SE Greenland…