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

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…
Concerned about climate change? Interested in what it might be like to live in a sustainable future? This event, which takes place during Green GB Week, will feature a panel of experts including climate scientists and renewable energy researchers from the University of Leeds. A briefing about climate change and the technology options open to…
Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities from the North of England join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October). Representing a range of disciplines from the…
What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise. University of Leeds scientists working…
Kat Austen, environmental artist and Cultural Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at the University of Leeds, has created a new installation that puts a sound to the process of measuring pH and conductivity. Her sound, video and sculptural artwork The Matter of the Soul is coming to Leeds for a free performance at Howard…
Are you interested in engaging with the public? Have you ever wanted to showcase your research to school pupils? Would you like to inspire young minds? If you answered yes to any of these questions or would like to work with school aged pupils and have never done so before, please sign up to this…
Join the Priestley Society to explore how Indigenous worldviews interact with climate change research and how we can ethically work with Indigenous communities. An informal ideas-gathering workshop to meet other researchers and share experiences, challenges and suggestions to develop a network. Reserve your place at priestley.society@leeds.ac.uk Image: Melanie Flynn

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Abstract Tropical forests store vast amounts of carbon. Protecting forests for their carbon is therefore an important strategy to mitigate climate change. Intact forests also continue to take in more carbon from the atmosphere than they release, but the sheer amount of carbon involved means that any changes to these processes will have important consequences…
Hosted by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics Abstract Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe and just’ development space, we quantify the resource use associated with meeting basic human needs, and…
Leeds Festival of Science 2018 A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life. ‘Lightweight stuff’ (Guardian). Matt gives a presentation on how a world which is sick of experts may not be about much longer. For fans of ‘An…
You are invited to a special screening of this thought-provoking, unreleased ‘documentary-meets-toolkit’ followed by a discussion on the future of natural capital in Yorkshire where a changing climate, air pollution and developments such as Leeds FAS2, HS2, South Bank, the Clean Air Zone and the Northern Forest all present major challenges and opportunities, with: Simon Jepps Leeds…
ICAS External Seminar Abstract Tropical convection often organizes into convective cloud clusters, which are responsible for most of rainfall and cloudiness over the Tropics. This organization of convective systems is usually thought to be rooted in external influences such as large-scale surface temperature gradients, wind shear or rotation. However, simulations using cloud-resolving models run with…