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

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…
Information Session hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and water@leeds Tender-based contract research from government departments, companies, national parks, local authorities etc. provide an alternative route for funding exciting, demand-driven research. They open opportunities to make connections with stakeholder groups, build profile as an expert in the field and have different flexibilities (and…
Past Earth Network Conference 2018: Public Lecture Only Dr Alice Roberts is an academic, writer and broadcaster. Her interests are in the structure of humans, how we function, and our place in the wider environment. FREE tickets can be obtained here

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Abstract Drawing on the presenter’s recent book, this presentation reports on insights for a transition to a sustainable low carbon energy future that can be drawn from a study of the role of energy technologies in historical waves of industrial change. Drawing on evolutionary economics and ecological economics, this study examines the role that access…
Abstract The Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing engages a small group of women in workshops that explore the making, mending and recycling of clothing, and uses creative methodologies to understand whether this alters the way they think, feel and act in relation to clothing. Fashion has come under the spot light in recent years…
Abstract: Mass loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has been well documented during the era of satellite observations.  That loss has been attributed to warming of seawater on the adjacent continental shelf, or continuing ice response to a past climate anomaly, but may result from some combination of related processes.  Here we report…
The Cultural Institute invites research staff associated with the Priestley International Centre for Climate to a panel discussion between scientists and creative technologists, exploring the value of participating in Leeds Creative Labs. The event will mark the launch of a special edition of the innovative Leeds Creative Labs programme, delivered in partnership with the Priestley…
Abstract Tropical forests store vast amounts of carbon. Protecting forests for their carbon is therefore an important strategy to mitigate climate change. Intact forests also continue to take in more carbon from the atmosphere than they release, but the sheer amount of carbon involved means that any changes to these processes will have important consequences…