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

Got questions about global warming? Ask a climate scientist! Researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate will be chatting to members of the public in this outreach event for Earth Week 2017. Come and meet the team, ask us your climate questions, find out about our research and look at some of the equipment…
Abstract The future of migration politics has never looked so bleak, questioning humanity’s ability to solve the migration equation: how to reconcile rights to increasing and diversifying spatial mobilities, while overcoming the profound colonial legacy of the “birthright lottery” and global inequalities, and respecting the self-determination of bounded democratic populations. Optimistic liberal views on the…
What’s the difference between climate change and global warming? How will climate change affect us? What actions can we take – and will they really make a difference? Are you confused, concerned or just want to know more? Ask a climate scientist! A panel of experts from the world-leading Priestley International Centre for Climate and…
Abstract The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) is used by CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Australian universities to produce weather forecasts and climate projections. ACCESS has been recently extended to include land and ocean carbon cycle components in its Earth System Model (ESM) version, ACCESS-ESM1. Here we analyse the results…

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Got questions about global warming? Ask a climate scientist! Researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate will be chatting to members of the public in this outreach event for Earth Week 2017. Come and meet the team, ask us your climate questions, find out about our research and look at some of the equipment…
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 having to rethink responses to…
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 the incompatibility of socio-economic development…
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 use? Which barriers do environmental…
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 how air quality is considered…