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

Abstract Aerosol-cloud interactions (ACI) are the least understood anthropogenic influence on climate change. A major cause of this limited understanding is the poorly characterized state of aerosol in the preindustrial atmosphere. This state defines the baseline against which anthropogenic effects are quantified. At present, the uncertainty in aerosol-induced radiative forcing is twice the uncertainty of…
Abstract The global climate is changing and that humans will need to adapt. It is widely recognized and accepted that climate change impacts will manifest through existing social gradients in health. Despite this, research on climate and health has struggled to integrate consideration of social and climatic determinants of health, and their interactions. While qualitative…
Abstract Communicating uncertainty to lay audiences is as challenging as indispensible if people are to understand medical test results, risk in financial investments, or weather warnings. Dr Fleischhut will present recent results from a representative survey in Germany, which demonstrates a deficient public understanding of probabilistic weather forecasts. This was accompanied by overly high expectations…
Are you working on environment and health related research, would you like to do so in the future, or do you have expertise to offer? Then come to this Priestley Centre event, led by our new Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, Lea Berrang Ford, and connect with other Leeds researchers interested in environment and…
‘The citizens of 2050 are being taught an economic mindset that is rooted in the textbooks of 1950, which in turn are based on the theories of 1850.’ Economics – literally ‘the art of household management’ – could not be more relevant this century: we urgently need a new generation of economists who are ready…

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Join us and colleagues from across the University to explore the University of Leeds’s extensive research portfolio and expertise relating to waste and its social, economic and environmental causes and consequences. The workshop takes the broadest definition of waste covering everything from air emissions to waste water and solid waste. It will include areas such…
A special screening of the documentary film Chasing Coral, directed by Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice) and produced by Larissa Rhodes. The film showing has been facilitated by the Priestley Centre’s Dr Maria Beger, University Academic Fellow in marine conservation biology at the University of Leeds, and is followed by a discussion via Skype with Dr…
Want to meet other climate researchers at Leeds? The Priestley Society is the ideal way to do it. Drop in for a free breakfast, meet the team, find out about planned events and groups for this term and contribute your own ideas. You must join the Priestley Centre to belong to the Priestley Society, which…
Abstract Developing coherent, consistent, comparable, and comprehensive frameworks for tracking adaptation to climate change impacts is a key challenge in light of the Paris Agreement’s global goal for adaptation. What does adaptation tracking mean in this context? How are adaptation tracking frameworks evolving to deal with major issues like data scarcity? What contribution does adaptation…