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 “In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behaviour, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
One year on from our launch in June 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate is marking its first birthday with a get together and prize giving that celebrates the best of climate research here at Leeds and internationally. Our annual event is a chance for us to celebrate our progress as a world leading…

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Please signup using the Eventbrite link above for catering purposes. Abstract For over half a century the process of economic integration of the Amazon has been based on intensive use of its renewable and nonrenewable natural resources, which have brought significant basin-wide environmental alterations. Its rural development pushed the agricultural frontier very swiftly, resulting in…
Abstract The global food system has evolved over the last 50 years or so to provide cheap food at volume and attempts to reduce global hunger have largely been successful, though with some way to go.  However, our resulting food system has now externalised significant costs ot health and environment that it is clearly not sustainable by any…
Fossil Free Leeds University and the Divest Parliament Campaign are celebrating Global Divestment Week by hosting a panel discussion on climate leadership with Hilary Benn MP and a range of expert speakers. Background At least 80% of existing fossil fuels have to stay in the ground if we are to avoid irreversibly chaotic climate change….
Abstract Managers in the U.S. have been adapting urban water systems to drought for many years, implementing a combination of supply, demand and governance mechanisms to cope with climate and water variability and (often) increasing population. We are interested in the question of how these adaptive measures prepare systems for climate change, and what these…
Our free and open to all film series, ‘Speaking Truth to Power:  Films for a Finite World’, continues with the last film of this academic year, Chasing Ice, co-hosted with the Living Well Within Limits (LiLi) project and the Priestley International Centre for Climate.  This replaces the previously advertised film, Chasing Coral, by the same Director,…