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

A Newton Fund CSSP China Event Program 14:45 – Prof. Wang Yanjun – Projecting population and economy in China under socio-economic pathways. 15:15 – Prof. Su Buda – Climate change impacts on river discharge in the Upper Yangtze 15:45 – Coffee / biscuit break Keynote: 16:00 – Prof. Jiang Tong – Direct Indicators of Climate Change Risks Biographies…
ABSTRACT Changes in climate mean that cities need to adopt to future prevailing climate conditions if significant increase in building cooling loads are to be avoided in the future. A preservation of the inner-city micro¬climate can also be seen as a base for high amenity values in future cities.  This talk will give an introduction…
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…
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…
SRI external seminar Abstract In recent years, there has been growing attention to climate services. While relatively new, the term is used by many actors, carrying different visions of what it involves, pursues and encompasses. We identified four evolving frameworks around climate services: as a market, as a technological innovation, as a tool for decision-making…
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,…
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…
ICAS external 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…

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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…
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…
Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities from the North of England 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 from the…
Concerned about climate change? Interested in what it might be like to live in a sustainable future? This event, which takes place during Green GB Week, will feature a panel of experts including climate scientists and renewable energy researchers from the University of Leeds. A briefing about climate change and the technology options open to…
Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley Centre, and Louise Ellis, Director of the Sustainability Service, will co-present this workshop for University of Leeds staff and postgraduate researchers. This workshop will highlight and develop opportunities to form a collaborative, Living Lab approach to the co-creation of our post-2020 climate strategy through research which impacts the University’s…