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 “In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behaviour, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
One year on from our launch in June 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate is marking its first birthday with a get together and prize giving that celebrates the best of climate research here at Leeds and internationally. Our annual event is a chance for us to celebrate our progress as a world leading…

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Abstract UK Environmental Prediction is a JWCRP NERC/Met Office collaboration aiming to develop the first  high resolution regional coupled model for the UK at kilometre scale. It is hypothesised that more  accurate prediction and warning of natural hazards, such as of the impacts of severe weather  through the environment, requires a more integrated approach to…
Abstract This paper argues that parents have a special, shared duty to organise for collective action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. They have this over and above more general duties of justice or humanity that we all have to do so. However, they have it not for the apparently most obvious reasons. The obvious…
Abstract 2017 marks 40 years since the US Academy of Sciences published the first major report on climate and water: Climate, Climatic Change and Water Supply. This presentation reflects on methodological developments and evolving research directions during the intervening years. I summarise some of the main interactions between climate change and water resources and highlight…
The impact of climate change on railway earth structures    (Dr Fleur Loveridge,  School of Civil Engineering) Being pioneers of railway development in the 19th century has left the UK with a unique railway legacy. Embankments and cuttings that were built 150 years ago still support the modern network. These historic earth structures were built rapidly,…
Seminar on innovative agricultural techniques aiming to reduce deforestation in the tropics, organised by Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest Research Centre (LEAF) and United Bank of Carbon (UBoC). All welcome! Biographies Mike Hands is a tropical ecologist and Founder of the Inga Foundation. During his research career, Mike advanced our understanding of the impact of slash-and-burn agriculture on rainforest…