A public event at the University of Leeds will conduct “live” learning with its audience to discover peoples’ responses to flood risk issues. The unusual format, which has been planned around participatory activities to create a two-way exchange, is for an ESRC Festival of Social Sciences special event on Monday 7 November. Researchers will conduct…
Participants at an event in Leeds came up with new solutions to reduce carbon emissions as part of a 24-hour global challenge to solve climate change. Students and stakeholders in Leeds joined citizens in world cities such as Paris and Shanghai simultaneously taking part in the hackathon-style Climathon event. The Climate-KIC Climathon brought together major…
  At a seminar in Brussels later today [Tuesday, 11 October], the role of EU policy in improving air quality will be praised, at a time when such policies face an uncertain future because of the result of Britain’s European referendum. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University…
CONFERENCE: ‘1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement’ LAUNCH: 5pm on 20 September 2016 (conference runs 20-22 Sept) VENUE:  Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX The ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change caught the world by…
A 24-hour event at the University of Leeds is looking to sign up participants with staying power to crack a climate change challenge for the city. Leeds is one of 121 major cities around the world taking part in the marathon climate event on 28-29 October. Participants will focus on tackling the question, “How can…