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 The Brundtland Report, which has its 30th anniversary this year, defines sustainable development as meeting ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But what resources that are needed to meet those needs?  Can they be claimed and controlled by the people who need them? …
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…
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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Want to meet other climate researchers at Leeds? The Priestley Society is the ideal way to do it. Drop in for a free breakfast, meet the team, find out about planned events and groups for this term and contribute your own ideas. You must join the Priestley Centre to belong to the Priestley Society, which…
Abstract Developing coherent, consistent, comparable, and comprehensive frameworks for tracking adaptation to climate change impacts is a key challenge in light of the Paris Agreement’s global goal for adaptation. What does adaptation tracking mean in this context? How are adaptation tracking frameworks evolving to deal with major issues like data scarcity? What contribution does adaptation…
Abstract Political support is essential to climate action. But how do politicians think about climate, and how do they decide whether to speak up or act? At this session, I will discuss the findings of collaborative research between Green Alliance and Lancaster University. The research uses analysis of political speech and detailed anonymised interviews with…
Abstract This seminar will discuss the need for new climate projections for the UK, with details of the approaches being used in the UK Climate Projection 18 (UKCP18) project and the types of data and information that will be released next year. The aim is to produce scenarios of what the UK’s future weather might…