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

Seminar by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics in a series showcasing data analytics. Abstract With the international climate change agreement in Paris the world has moved towards an era of climate solutions. Yet, our understanding of how to solve the climate problem is still limited. Part of the problem is our inefficacy in synthesizing…
This seminar presents three books and perspectives on the Anthropocene: ‘The Birth of the Anthropocene’, Jeremy Davies, 2016; ‘Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Anthropocene; Pasi Heikkurinen (ed), 2017; ‘The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene’, Simon L Lewis and Mark A Maslin, 2018.
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Centre for Decision Research (CDR)-Priestley seminar Abstract Improving the resilience of our societies in the face of volatile weather and climate change is an urgent priority today and will increase in importance in the decades to come. The climate of the past is by no means sufficient a basis for decisions going forward any…
Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities from the North of England and Scotland join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October). Representing a range of disciplines…
What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise. University of Leeds scientists working…
Kat Austen, environmental artist and Cultural Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at the University of Leeds, has created a new installation that puts a sound to the process of measuring pH and conductivity. Her sound, video and sculptural artwork The Matter of the Soul is coming to Leeds for a free performance at Howard…

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Our world is warming. The effects are far reaching, for all life forms. Coral reefs, in particular, are being devastated by climate change, with once vibrant marine ecosystems bleached and dying due to rising sea temperatures. The Priestley International Centre for Climate and University of Leeds Cultural Institute are pleased to present the UK premiere…
SRI, Priestley & CCCEP hosted Seminar Abstract The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reviews scientific literature on climate change in an attempt to make scientific knowledge about climate change accessible to a wide audience that includes policy makers. Documents produced by the IPCC are subject to negotiations in plenary sessions, which can be frustrating…
This seminar will be of interest to those researchers working in climate modelling, climate policy, assessing climate mitigation measures and low carbon transitions Abstract Simple climate models, unlike conventional climate models, are computationally cheap and large numbers of simulations can be run. As climate model intercomparisons take several years to coordinate, simple models have become…
The Priestley Society are hosting this interactive session, led by Priestley Chair Lea Berrang-Ford, which is open to all who are interested in doing interdisciplinary work.  You are encouraged to either send questions in advance of the session, or bring them along with you.  
You will have the opportunity to meet people from the University’s Themes and Platforms which drive and support the development of interdisciplinary research. The event will showcase examples of how our researchers work across the disciplines to tackle global grand challenges and provide the chance to make new connections. The new Chancellor of the University…