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

Joint Priestley Centre & School of Civil Engineering Seminar Abstract Climate models of the distant future show discouraging temperature increases and other changes in the Earth system, mainly caused by accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. How do we know what carbon dioxide emissions will occur in the future? “Emission scenarios” are inputs to future…
CCVAS Seminar Abstract Climate services are technology-intensive, science-based and tailored tools providing timely climate information to a wide set of users.  They accelerate innovation, while contributing to increasing climate resilience and boosting adaptation. Understanding how and why climate services are taken up, spread and commercialised is now essential to build effective policy instruments and promote this…
Joint SRI / Priestley Seminar  Abstract UK Government support for community energy was once clearly evident, with a sector specific UK strategy, a Feed In Tariff Scheme (FITS) that supported significant growth in deployment rates and various grant funding schemes. Under these conditions, the sector grew rapidly. However, the community energy strategy has apparently been abandoned,…
CCAVS seminar Abstract California loves to innovate. Faced with new challenges, or with a sense that there may be opportunity, Californians look to invent their way out of problems.  California arrived relatively late to the realization that the impacts of climate change will be critical to the State’s natural systems, economy and way of life. …
How can we implement significant change, in industry, lifestyles, and society at large in order to apprehend or prepare for its effects on those most at risk? This one-day conference, held at The University of Leeds, will interrogate and respond to the meaning of ‘hostile climates’ in diverse and receptive ways, hearing from PGR/ECR scholars across the…
Joint ICAS / Priestley seminar Abstract Future projections of surface warming are usually made using highly complex Earth system models. However, the historic simulations from these highly complex models often show discrepancy to observed climate change, in terms of historic surface warming, historic ocean heat content and historic carbon fluxes. A key goal is therefore to develop…
A joint Priestley / Civil Engineering seminar Abstract Scientific research into climate change pursues a better understanding of our complex earth systems leading to a reduction in the uncertainty regarding future climate and, in theory, more informed adaptation decisions and investment. So what is the value of this improved learning in an actual adaptation investment decision?…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate invites you to this half day symposium on planetary atmospheres. The symposium will explore whole atmosphere chemistry, upper atmosphere composition, space weather and the link to climate change. Please register to attend here. The programme includes talks by University of Leeds Academic Fellows, Dr Catherine Walsh, UAF in Protoplanetary disks and…

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The Met Office are inviting postgraduate students and early-career researchers to visit their HQ in Exeter on the afternoon of Friday 15th March 2019 to find out more about their work. In particular the work of their research programme and to meet some of their scientists. This could be of use to staff and students…
Joint GCRF-AFRICAP / Priestley Centre knowledge-sharing event GCRF-AFRICAP is a major programme to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change. Topic: Facilitating socio-ecological change using participatory video action research in Malawi Watch a half-hour film ‘Holding Hands’ made by Malawian smallholder farmers, with the support of Pierre Moorsom,…
ICAS external seminar Abstract Future changes in tropical precipitation are predicted to be dominated by shifts in patterns of rainfall rather than increases or decreases related to “thermodynamic” variables or changes in the overall strength of atmospheric circulation. In this talk, a new compositing scheme and simple theory that links potential future changes in rainfall…
Abstract The land biosphere is acting as a significant brake on the rise in atmospheric CO2 by absorbing carbon.  Historically, the existence of this land sink came as a bit of a surprise.  Here Ralph Keeling will review why we believe that this sink exists, how it might relate to changes in land photosynthesis at the global…
SRI external seminar 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…