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

It’s essential to life on our planet but climate change, a growing population and global inequality are creating challenges for how we access, use, and live with water. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas, whilst areas of the UK are...

Abstract In 2015, the UN adopted a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called Global Goals, to eradicate poverty, establish socioeconomic inclusion and protect the environment. Critical voices such as the International Council for Science (ICSU), however, have expressed concerns about the potential incompatibility of the SDGs, specifically...

Dr Paul Manktelow, Principal Consultant at Arcadis, will talk about air quality in the UK, how it’s controlled and how the government is being held to account over failure to meet air quality targets. Dr Manktelow will also touch on the proposed Clean Air Zone in Leeds, as well as...

Abstract People’s carbon footprints in rich countries tend to be unsustainably large. Reducing them is not an easy task. Milena will ask what environmental grassroots initiatives can do to help people cut their carbon footprints. Are people who regularly engage with an environmental initiative more likely to reduce their energy...

Abstract Public transport is planned and provided in a complex and dynamic institutional context. Institutional reforms in Western Europe have made it more difficult to establish well-functioning public transport systems, due to an organizational fragmentation that has resulted in coordination problems between public transport authorities, companies, and the local authorities,...