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 Aerosol-cloud interactions (ACI) are the least understood anthropogenic influence on climate change. A major cause of this limited understanding is the poorly characterized state of aerosol in the preindustrial atmosphere. This state defines the baseline against which anthropogenic effects are quantified. At present, the uncertainty in aerosol-induced radiative forcing is twice the uncertainty of…
Abstract The global climate is changing and that humans will need to adapt. It is widely recognized and accepted that climate change impacts will manifest through existing social gradients in health. Despite this, research on climate and health has struggled to integrate consideration of social and climatic determinants of health, and their interactions. While qualitative…
Abstract Communicating uncertainty to lay audiences is as challenging as indispensible if people are to understand medical test results, risk in financial investments, or weather warnings. Dr Fleischhut will present recent results from a representative survey in Germany, which demonstrates a deficient public understanding of probabilistic weather forecasts. This was accompanied by overly high expectations…
Are you working on environment and health related research, would you like to do so in the future, or do you have expertise to offer? Then come to this Priestley Centre event, led by our new Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, Lea Berrang Ford, and connect with other Leeds researchers interested in environment and…
‘The citizens of 2050 are being taught an economic mindset that is rooted in the textbooks of 1950, which in turn are based on the theories of 1850.’ Economics – literally ‘the art of household management’ – could not be more relevant this century: we urgently need a new generation of economists who are ready…

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Abstract Recent economic growth in many African countries is widely welcomed, but it is not clear how inclusive that growth is, particularly of rural populations. In a general context of poor data, household consumption data appear to suggest that poverty rates have not declined much with growth, suggesting that growth is not inclusive. But this…
This event will be covering the topic of qualitative analysis.  Lucie Middlemiss, SRI, Earth & Environment, will be taking us through some examples of her own work using qualitative data, followed by a chance for Q & A and discussion. This seminar is open to all disciplines and could be useful whether you’re writing up, currently analysing data, collecting…
This paper explores the capacity of contemporary world literature to figure revolution, both historical and imagined.  All are welcome!  
The conference builds on research and current debates that critically assess the growing faith in multi-stakeholder development partnerships to achieve the SDGs. Research undertaken amongst CGD members and INTRAC and the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment in diverse development contexts exposes the complex power dynamics and contradictions often inherent in multi-stakeholder initiatives. The research raises fundamental questions of why we…
‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ is an inquiry into the feelings that arise from being affected by climate change – and from knowing that we are affecting climate.  It is an invitation to an inquiry into making sense of climate change responsibility.  In a shared exploration of paintings and video made during the artist’s PhD…