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: 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…
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 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…
Inaugural seminar by Prof James Ford, Priestley Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Abstract The Arctic is undergoing transformative climate change, with many regions of the circumpolar north warming in excess of 2°C. These changes are having widespread implications, including disrupting food and water systems, increasing disaster losses, damaging transportation routes and community/industrial infrastructure, compromising health, and…
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…
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.  
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…
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 The Arctic is a remote area and relatively clean. Nevertheless, it can at times be polluted and characterized by high aerosol concentrations. This talk will discuss the sources of the aerosol both during the polluted Arctic Haze period as well as during the cleaner period in summer. Special attention will be given to absorbing…
Exploring the small yet transformative power of touch, the often overlooked can sometimes become the simplest of solutions. The Economy of Ecology uses highly visual, physical storytelling to tell an urgent and provocative tale about relationships, communication and our impact on the natural world. This show has previously been developed with and performed at Slung Low’s HUB…
Abstract Convective cloud fields are populations of evolving objects, interacting with their environment but also with each other. Such population-internal dynamics can play a key role in the immediate response of a convective cloud field to an external forcing, and its subsequent interaction with the larger-scale flow and climate. Population-internal dynamical feedbacks have been identified…
Abstract The Brundtland Report, which has its 30th anniversary this year, defines sustainable development as meeting ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But what resources that are needed to meet those needs?  Can they be claimed and controlled by the people who need them? …
Abstract UEA has developed an analytical system based around Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry to measure individual isoprene derived nitrates (Bew et al, 2016; Mills et al, 2016). This was deployed in the field for the first time in Beijing as part of the AIRPRO project (An Integrated Study of AIR Pollution PROcesses in Beijing)…