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 Atmospheric scientists call it “black carbon” and combustion scientists call it “soot.” It’s important in Earth science because it absorbs sunlight and heats the atmosphere. It contributes to air pollution and millions of deaths per year. Although black carbon does not exist in isolation, it has become a poster child for chemicals that have…
Abstract The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to contribute increasingly to global sea level rise by the end of this century, and potentially several meters in this millennium, but still with considerable uncertainty. The rate and amount of Greenland melt will impact regional sea levels. The Last Interglacial (~129,000 to 116,000 years ago) is recognized…
Abstract In recent years, there has been growing attention to climate services. While relatively new, the term is used by many actors, carrying different visions of what it involves, pursues and encompasses. We identified four evolving frameworks around climate services: as a market, as a technological innovation, as a tool for decision-making and as a…

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Priestley Centre members are invited to celebrate the festive season in true Priestley style with mulled wine and mince pies – and a chance to reduce your carbon emissions. The Priestley International Centre for Climate is setting a precedent in collaboration with the United Bank of Carbon.  An anonymous donor has offered to compensate Priestley…
What role have literature and other forms of cultural imagining played in shaping understandings of the world and the planet, for better and for worse? How might the formal innovations, rhetorical appeals, and sociological imbrication of world literature help confront unevenly distributed environmental challenges, including global warming? What kind of remedy or redress can literature and other…
Abstract After a week-long approval session, at 3pm on October 6th the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) was approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The culmination of 2 years of work involving the review of >6000 articles and ~42,000 expert and government review comments, SR15 has been hailed as…
Are you interested in engaging with the public? Have you ever wanted to showcase your research to school pupils? Would you like to inspire young minds? If you answered yes to any of these questions or would like to work with school aged pupils and have never done so before, please sign up to this…