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

A Newton Fund CSSP China Event Program 14:45 – Prof. Wang Yanjun – Projecting population and economy in China under socio-economic pathways. 15:15 – Prof. Su Buda – Climate change impacts on river discharge in the Upper Yangtze 15:45 – Coffee / biscuit break Keynote: 16:00 – Prof. Jiang Tong – Direct Indicators of Climate Change Risks Biographies…
ABSTRACT Changes in climate mean that cities need to adopt to future prevailing climate conditions if significant increase in building cooling loads are to be avoided in the future. A preservation of the inner-city micro¬climate can also be seen as a base for high amenity values in future cities.  This talk will give an introduction…
Abstract The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to contribute increasingly to global sea level rise by the end of this century, and potentially several meters in this millennium, but still with considerable uncertainty. The rate and amount of Greenland melt will impact regional sea levels. The Last Interglacial (~129,000 to 116,000 years ago) is recognized…
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…
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…
Joint SRI / Priestley Seminar  Abstract UK Government support for community energy was once clearly evident, with a sector specific UK strategy, a Feed In Tariff Scheme (FITS) that supported significant growth in deployment rates and various grant funding schemes. Under these conditions, the sector grew rapidly. However, the community energy strategy has apparently been abandoned,…
How can we implement significant change, in industry, lifestyles, and society at large in order to apprehend or prepare for its effects on those most at risk? This one-day conference, held at The University of Leeds, will interrogate and respond to the meaning of ‘hostile climates’ in diverse and receptive ways, hearing from PGR/ECR scholars across the…
ICAS external seminar Abstract Future projections of surface warming are usually made using highly complex Earth system models. However, the historic simulations from these highly complex models often show discrepancy to observed climate change, in terms of historic surface warming, historic ocean heat content and historic carbon fluxes. A key goal is therefore to develop…

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Green GB Week (15-19 October) In 2008, the UK passed the ground-breaking Climate Change Act. To mark its ten year anniversary, Green GB Week celebrates UK leadership on climate change and encourages businesses, organisations, communities and individuals to take action. Events are taking place across the country – find out what’s happening here: https://greengb.campaign.gov.uk/ Leeds…
*THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* It’s large, complex and often political, but as the impacts of climate change become more evident, it’s never been more vital to talk about it. So, how do we move beyond the iconic polar bear? Join us to explore this over drinks and nibbles with YouTuber ClimateAdam and poet…
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Centre for Decision Research (CDR)-Priestley seminar Abstract Improving the resilience of our societies in the face of volatile weather and climate change is an urgent priority today and will increase in importance in the decades to come. The climate of the past is by no means sufficient a basis for decisions going forward any…
Seminar by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics in a series showcasing data analytics. Abstract With the international climate change agreement in Paris the world has moved towards an era of climate solutions. Yet, our understanding of how to solve the climate problem is still limited. Part of the problem is our inefficacy in synthesizing…
This seminar presents three books and perspectives on the Anthropocene: ‘The Birth of the Anthropocene’, Jeremy Davies, 2016; ‘Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Anthropocene; Pasi Heikkurinen (ed), 2017; ‘The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene’, Simon L Lewis and Mark A Maslin, 2018.