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 “Energy for use in households of low-income populations is a relatively small fraction of global energy use. However, the solid-fuel combustion providing that energy produces a large fraction of primary aerosol globally, and a high health burden, especially from indoor smoke. Energy transitions among these vulnerable populations are important for future air quality, health,…
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…
Join us on Monday 24 June 2019 for a double bill of events featuring our annual Piers Sellers Prize and the formal opening of the University of Leeds’ Priestley Building, the new permanent home of the Priestley International Centre for Climate. The afternoon commences with the Piers Sellers Prize 2019, our annual keynote event at which…

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Abstract The land biosphere is acting as a significant brake on the rise in atmospheric CO2 by absorbing carbon.  Historically, the existence of this land sink came as a bit of a surprise.  Here Ralph Keeling will review why we believe that this sink exists, how it might relate to changes in land photosynthesis at the global…
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…
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…
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…