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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Snacks and beverages will be provided.  For more information take a look at the Facebook event or the Swiss Sustainability Week homepage
Abstract A serendipitous discovery in science is often accidental, as its name implies. Most scientific experiments are initially conceived with the goal of testing a theory or verifying a hypothesis. Nonetheless, whilst performing experiments, along the way there are often unexpected discoveries that result from the application of instruments, techniques or methods adopted from other…
Abstract Across the global North, governments are engaged in restructuring around the increasingly linked agendas of carbon management and energy security. These agendas are characterised by complexity, uncertainty and all-pervasiveness. To meet these goals, governments necessarily implement programmes to enrol a range of institutions, institutional spaces and individuals to act on energy-carbon transitions. Enrolling territorial…
Abstract Forests store huge quantities of carbon, influence rainfall and alter the colour (and therefore reflectivity) of the land. But, in addition to taking carbon dioxide out of the air and producing oxygen, trees emit other gases into the air that can affect the climate in complex ways. This talk will explore the latest research…
Abstract A large proportion of the exoplanets discovered so far are in orbits sufficiently close to their host stars that tidal stresses are sufficiently strong that the spin state of planet will become tide-locked to the star on a time scale short compared to the age of the system.  This includes all habitable-zone planets orbiting…