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

UKRI Climate Resilience SPF Champions, Suraje Dessai and Kate Lonsdale, will provide an introduction to the programme and the recently announced funding opportunities (outlined below). There will be plenty of time for questions and a discussion about potential Leeds bids as part of this session. The SPF programme aims to bring together researchers from a…
According to the “value-free ideal”, the internal workings of science should be kept free from the influence of social, ethical, political and personal values (also known as “contextual values”). Today, many philosophers of science reject this view; they argue that it is sometimes appropriate for contextual values to influence choices among methodologies, the collection and…
A conversation with Leeds contributors to the UK Committee on Climate Change net-zero report* and the Leeds Carbon Roadmap *Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming Register to attend Leeds researchers involved in authoring the seminal net-zero report, that underpinned the UK commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and the…
University of Leeds Cheney Fellow, Dr Benjamin Lamptey, will talk on extreme weather and climate change in Africa, with consideration of the contribution of human activity on the continent and implications for the environment, society and the economy. Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Most of the disasters…
Abstract Despite decades of attention to agricultural development, poverty and food insecurity remain, especially amongst rural dwellers in lower- and middle-income countries. With climate change the challenges only increase and will further intensify as extreme events and variable weather patterns make small-scale production even more challenging. Transformational change in rural livelihoods is needed for climate…

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This meeting will be a platform for the UK climate impacts and resilience communities to come together and hear about the latest research for a wide range of global climate impacts, including for use in risk assessments. It builds on the success of the first meeting in Bristol, by having themes that focus on key…
Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change, will join us at the University of Leeds to explore the energy implications of the Government’s new target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Achieving this ambitious target demands fundamental changes to the way that energy is generated, distributed and used. This will require not only new technologies, but also new policies,…
After 5 years with Nature Research, Lewis Collins recently left to build something new: One Earth, a journal with a purpose. In this talk, Lewis will speak of the inspiration behind and aspirations for One Earth and its initiatives, provide some insight into the inner workings at Nature Research, and shine a light on the…
The Priestley Centre has brought together a network of PhD students from across the university, to share and develop their research: the Priestley Climate Scholars. Join the Scholars on Friday 28th June for a whistle-stop tour of the huge range of climate-related research that goes on at Leeds. Given just three minutes to explain their…
Join comedian Gemma Arrowsmith to examine the unlikely intersection of comedy and climate change. It may appear to be the least funny thing imaginable, but could we talk about climate change more effectively if we injected a bit of humour? Or is comedy totally out of place in discussions about our warming world? Gemma has…