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 Aerosol-cloud interactions (ACI) are the least understood anthropogenic influence on climate change. A major cause of this limited understanding is the poorly characterized state of aerosol in the preindustrial atmosphere. This state defines the baseline against which anthropogenic effects are quantified. At present, the uncertainty in aerosol-induced radiative forcing is twice the uncertainty of…
Abstract The global climate is changing and that humans will need to adapt. It is widely recognized and accepted that climate change impacts will manifest through existing social gradients in health. Despite this, research on climate and health has struggled to integrate consideration of social and climatic determinants of health, and their interactions. While qualitative…
Abstract Communicating uncertainty to lay audiences is as challenging as indispensible if people are to understand medical test results, risk in financial investments, or weather warnings. Dr Fleischhut will present recent results from a representative survey in Germany, which demonstrates a deficient public understanding of probabilistic weather forecasts. This was accompanied by overly high expectations…
Are you working on environment and health related research, would you like to do so in the future, or do you have expertise to offer? Then come to this Priestley Centre event, led by our new Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, Lea Berrang Ford, and connect with other Leeds researchers interested in environment and…
‘The citizens of 2050 are being taught an economic mindset that is rooted in the textbooks of 1950, which in turn are based on the theories of 1850.’ Economics – literally ‘the art of household management’ – could not be more relevant this century: we urgently need a new generation of economists who are ready…

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Abstract Historical temperature record products provide a vital resource for evaluating the impact of human activity on the climate, for identifying internal cycles in the climate system, and for evaluating the performance of climate models. There are at least five major historical products based on surface observations, as well as reconstructions from satellite data and…
Abstract Ecopreneurship has been defined as entrepreneurial activity related to environmental and sustainability issues, in the form of greening existing enterprises or engaging in green start-ups, in which the economic dimension is downplayed, but individual and ethical values are central (Gibbs, 2009; Hockerts & Wüstenhagen, 2010; Kirkwood and Walton, 2014). Examples of ecopreneurship can range…
Abstract I will present results from the studies conducted during my PhD so far, with focus on experiences from Swedish public transport regions. In Sweden, public transport was partly deregulated in 2012, which has led to that public transport mainly is organised on the basis of a comprehensive competitive tendering regime. However, some regions organise…