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

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Abstract Across the global North, governments are engaged in restructuring around the increasingly linked agendas of carbon management and energy security. These agendas are characterised by complexity, uncertainty and all-pervasiveness. To meet these goals, governments necessarily implement programmes to enrol a range of institutions, institutional spaces and individuals to act on energy-carbon transitions. Enrolling territorial…
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…