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

The conference builds on research and current debates that critically assess the growing faith in multi-stakeholder development partnerships to achieve the SDGs. Research undertaken amongst CGD members and INTRAC and the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment in diverse development contexts exposes the complex power dynamics and contradictions often inherent in multi-stakeholder initiatives. The research raises fundamental questions of why we…
Abstract Recent economic growth in many African countries is widely welcomed, but it is not clear how inclusive that growth is, particularly of rural populations. In a general context of poor data, household consumption data appear to suggest that poverty rates have not declined much with growth, suggesting that growth is not inclusive. But this…
This event will be covering the topic of qualitative analysis.  Lucie Middlemiss, SRI, Earth & Environment, will be taking us through some examples of her own work using qualitative data, followed by a chance for Q & A and discussion. This seminar is open to all disciplines and could be useful whether you’re writing up, currently analysing data, collecting…
This paper explores the capacity of contemporary world literature to figure revolution, both historical and imagined.  All are welcome!  
In this workshop, we will be looking at Sharae Deckard’s chapter in the upcoming collection Capitalism’s Ecologies: Culture, Power and Crisis in the Twenty-First Century, “Mapping Planetary Nature: Conjectures on World-Ecological Fiction”. This workshop is aimed at PGRs and ECRs, and has limited places, so please book ahead of time by emailing Sam Perks if you would like to book…
The seminar will involve an overview of Leeds work on conservation agriculture in southern Africa, a guest presentation from Prof. Chinwe Ifejika-Speranza from the University of Bern, and a panel discussion. Introduction by Prof. Andrew Dougill Other panellists include Dr Eleanor Jew (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds) and Edna Chinseu (PhD student, University of Leeds)
At this launch event Viktoria Spaiser and Anne Owen will briefly present their research work to get this newly founded research group started and to showcase examples where data analytics can be useful in sustainability research. The goal of the research group is to bring together researchers from across the University – who work with big…
The seminar will cover topics including the high viscosity of atmospheric organic aerosol and the implications this has for atmospheric chemistry and also for the formation of clouds. Learn more about Daniel’s research If you would like to meet with Daniel contact Ben Murray, and Grace Porter as soon as possible. Directions to venue
Want to work better with your MP on Climate Change? Fed up with your MP’s bland replies to your letters? What to effect change at a local and national level? Hope for the Future, the UK’s specialists in training citizens to work with MPs on climate change are offering free training on Saturday 27th May….
Abstract “In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behaviour, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
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…

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‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ is an inquiry into the feelings that arise from being affected by climate change – and from knowing that we are affecting climate.  It is an invitation to an inquiry into making sense of climate change responsibility.  In a shared exploration of paintings and video made during the artist’s PhD…
Abstract There is growing concern that ‘progress’ is stalling, with younger generations worse off than their parents. Part of the explanation given is that the ‘baby boomers’ have benefitted from previous policies and circumstances and are now voting to maintain their privileged position relative to others. This seminar contributes to this debate and also considers…
Abstract Tropical elevation gradients are natural laboratories to assess how changing climate can influence tropical forests. However, there is a need for theory and integrated data collection to scale from traits to ecosystems. We assess predictions of a novel trait-based metabolic scaling theory including (i) if observed shifts in forest traits across a broad tropical temperature gradient is consistent with local phenotypic optima and adaptive…
This talk has particular interest for Early Career Researchers and Academics and there will be plenty of time for questions Directions See here
Abstract While for many decades electricity grids evolved slowly and with minor alterations, an evolutionary change has marked the last 15 years.  Society is now pushing for a secure, continuous, supply of green and environmentally friendly electricity, at a low price, and – if possible – without investing in new infrastructure.  These emerging electric power…