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 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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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…
Abstract Political support is essential to climate action. But how do politicians think about climate, and how do they decide whether to speak up or act? At this session, I will discuss the findings of collaborative research between Green Alliance and Lancaster University. The research uses analysis of political speech and detailed anonymised interviews with…
Abstract This seminar will discuss the need for new climate projections for the UK, with details of the approaches being used in the UK Climate Projection 18 (UKCP18) project and the types of data and information that will be released next year. The aim is to produce scenarios of what the UK’s future weather might…
Biography David has been with the Earth System Research Laboratory since 1979 and CSD Director since 2014.  His principal research interest is the measurements of trace gases and aerosols in the troposphere and lower stratosphere using instruments on board research aircraft. He is an author of the 2007 climate science assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel…