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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Priestley PhD researcher Pierre Moorsom will introduce a participatory film called Holding Hands, made by Malawian smallholder farmers. The film was funded by a Priestley Centre Pump Priming Fund award. “The power to make change often appears to be out of our hands. Working together to reclaim power in our local contexts, can be the…
ICAS External seminar Abstract Forests play an important, but poorly understood, role in the carbon balance of the atmosphere. Volatile organic carbon emitted from the biosphere can be oxidized rapidly – even within the forest canopy. This oxidation chemistry contributes to tropospheric ozone pollution and the production of secondary organic aerosol. The molecular identity and…
SRI External Seminar Abstract Without a clear definition on its sovereign status, the Antarctic region has been governed by the Antarctic Treaty system for the last sixty years. Focusing on scientific research and environment protection, the Treaty system has been able to maintain inside and outside legitimacy. However, commercial activities such as fishing and tourism…
GCRF-AFRICAP seminar GCRF-AFRICAP is a major programme to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change. Abstract Dr Coulson will present on his recently published book Increasing Production from the Land: A Sourcebook on Agriculture for Teachers and Students in East Africa (co-authored by Antony Ellman and Emmanuel…
Abstract The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to contribute increasingly to global sea level rise by the end of this century, and potentially several meters in this millennium, but still with considerable uncertainty. The rate and amount of Greenland melt will impact regional sea levels. The Last Interglacial (~129,000 to 116,000 years ago) is recognized…