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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ESRC Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD) Speakers: Professor Hannelore Daniel, Technical University of Munich. Professor Daniel is Professor of Nutritional Physiology and leads an internationally renowned research group that studies the interplay of the genome with dietary factors using metabolomics. She will discuss the future of food drawing on and explaining…
The University of Leeds is hosting RC21 2017: Rethinking Global Urban Justice from 11-13 September. The conference brings together 700 delegates from 35+ countries. There are several sessions dedicated to discussion of climate change and urbanism, including “Disaster and Environmental Justice: New Challenges for Urban Areas” and “Locating Climate Vulnerabilities at the Urban Crossroads”. Cities@Leeds…
The University of Leeds and water@leeds are hosting ICFM7. The theme of ICFM7 is ‘Resilience to Climate Change – Anticipating the Unexpected’ and will focus on building resilience into current flood management strategies and approaches. THE EVENT ICFM7 offers an international platform to discuss a range of flood related issues. It is designed to bring…
The Lili  project’s free  film series, ‘Speaking Truth to Power:  Films for a Finite World’, continues with the film ‘Demain – Tomorrow – Take concrete steps to a sustainable future’. Directed by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent,  ‘Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social…
Abstract   Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk wind, have felt very different things. The Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest lived in a wintry world, writing about the coldness of exile or the shelters they must defend against enemies outdoors. The Middle Ages…