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

The University of Leeds and water@leeds are hosting ICFM7. The theme of ICFM7 is ‘Resilience to Climate Change – Anticipating the Unexpected’ and will focus on building resilience into current flood management strategies and approaches. THE EVENT ICFM7 offers an international platform to discuss a range of flood related issues. It is designed to bring…

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Abstract People’s carbon footprints in rich countries tend to be unsustainably large. Reducing them is not an easy task. Milena will ask what environmental grassroots initiatives can do to help people cut their carbon footprints. Are people who regularly engage with an environmental initiative more likely to reduce their energy use? Which barriers do environmental…
Abstract Public transport is planned and provided in a complex and dynamic institutional context. Institutional reforms in Western Europe have made it more difficult to establish well-functioning public transport systems, due to an organizational fragmentation that has resulted in coordination problems between public transport authorities, companies, and the local authorities, among others. The issue is…
Abstract Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to ‘the greatest challenge facing humanity’ — a challenge that is also apparently forgettable? Joe Smith (Professor of Environment and Society, the Open University) and Renata Tyszczuk (Senior…
Abstract Can we beat climate change? For business, there are two sides to answering that question. On the one hand, there are the consequences for business of actions to avoid a rise in global average temperatures. On the other hand, there are the consequences for business if it becomes apparent that the 2oC target will…
Our free and open to all film series, ‘Speaking Truth to Power:  Films for a Finite World’, continues with ‘The Four Horsemen’. Made in 2012 by Ross Ashcroft, The Four Horsemen is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. It is a film that questions the systems we’ve created…