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

SRI, Priestley & CCCEP hosted Seminar Abstract The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reviews scientific literature on climate change in an attempt to make scientific knowledge about climate change accessible to a wide audience that includes policy makers. Documents produced by the IPCC are subject to negotiations in plenary sessions, which can be frustrating…
Our world is warming. The effects are far reaching, for all life forms. Coral reefs, in particular, are being devastated by climate change, with once vibrant marine ecosystems bleached and dying due to rising sea temperatures. The Priestley International Centre for Climate and University of Leeds Cultural Institute are pleased to present the UK premiere…
Information Session hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and water@leeds Tender-based contract research from government departments, companies, national parks, local authorities etc. provide an alternative route for funding exciting, demand-driven research. They open opportunities to make connections with stakeholder groups, build profile as an expert in the field and have different flexibilities (and…
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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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…
Abstract Many buildings are naturally ventilated, using windows and other openings with external wind conditions and buoyancy forces to provide air supply and extract to a space. When designed well, natural ventilation can provide good indoor air quality and comfort without excessive energy use. However natural ventilation flows are complex and variable, depending on both…
Abstract The impacts of climate change are already evident both in the UK and worldwide, through changes in extreme weather, diminishing snow and ice and rising sea levels. The Paris Agreement in December 2015 marked a turning point in climate negotiations with 195 governments agreeing to take global action to tackle climate change. As a…
This seminar will be of interest to those interested in climate science, scientific assessments, informing policy, big data, applying social sciences and humanities methodologies to climate challenges, and systematic reviews. Abstract There has been much debate about the assessment process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Yet two of the most fundamental challenges…