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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The Piers Sellers Prize lecture is by Professor Mark New, Director, African Climate & Development Initiative and Pro-VC for Climate Change, University of Cape Town and 2018 Piers Sellers Prize winner The lecture will be followed by a formal drinks reception. Places are free but must be reserved in advance; please book here. Abstract Cape Town…
Climate researchers and general volunteers are needed for outreach activities for a new climate outreach project in collaboration with Energy Leeds, the Priestley Centre and Leeds Climate Commission. A briefing session will be held at on Thursday about the project, which is lead by James Mckay, manager of the Centres for Doctoral Training in Low…
Abstract As climate change becomes an increasing concern in Europe, the bioeconomy could challenge previous conceptualizations about how states, citizens and corporations interact in everyday practices of natural resources governance. In Finland, there are efforts to support the transition towards the bio-based economy and to reform forest governance to respond to local circumstances while mitigating…
Abstract A large part of the world’s wheat is produced in drylands which are expected to expand, with more frequent droughts, and fewer but heavier rainfalls. Maintaining the production of wheat, climate change notwithstanding, is hence a major global food security challenge. No-till (NT) enhances soil moisture and organic components and is therefore a sustainable land…
Abstract The Arctic is a remote area and relatively clean. Nevertheless, it can at times be polluted and characterized by high aerosol concentrations. This talk will discuss the sources of the aerosol both during the polluted Arctic Haze period as well as during the cleaner period in summer. Special attention will be given to absorbing…