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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Exploring the small yet transformative power of touch, the often overlooked can sometimes become the simplest of solutions. The Economy of Ecology uses highly visual, physical storytelling to tell an urgent and provocative tale about relationships, communication and our impact on the natural world. This show has previously been developed with and performed at Slung Low’s HUB…
Abstract Convective cloud fields are populations of evolving objects, interacting with their environment but also with each other. Such population-internal dynamics can play a key role in the immediate response of a convective cloud field to an external forcing, and its subsequent interaction with the larger-scale flow and climate. Population-internal dynamical feedbacks have been identified…
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? …
Abstract UEA has developed an analytical system based around Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry to measure individual isoprene derived nitrates (Bew et al, 2016; Mills et al, 2016). This was deployed in the field for the first time in Beijing as part of the AIRPRO project (An Integrated Study of AIR Pollution PROcesses in Beijing)…
Snacks and beverages will be provided.  For more information take a look at the Facebook event or the Swiss Sustainability Week homepage