Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

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In just a few weeks, Glasgow will play host to a historical event of global importance, as people from across the world gather to discuss and demand action on climate change. COP26, the United Nations climate negotiations, will involve around 200 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of delegates, in what is considered the most…
This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges’.  This series of events sought to place African scholars and knowledges are the forefronts of articulating and responding to global challenges.   On the eve of COP26, we turn our attention to African perspectives on climate change, and how global responses to climate change…
Join this live panel discussion with experts from universities and organisations from Leeds, Indonesia, India and Uganda discussing how bioenergy can help achieve the aspirations of COP26 and the sustainable development goal of universal access to modern clean energy.
COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join us for our online event with Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North-West, and International Parliamentary Union rapporteur for engagement at COP26. He will share his reflections on the conference, consider the implications for green finance, and…

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Carbon sequestration by vegetation and soil is an essential part of the approach when it comes to addressing climate change and achieving net-zero commitments. In the UK, the Climate Change Committee has proposed that extending hedges by 40% is one of the key changes needed to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. This would require the…
Despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. Already, the region is experiencing disproportionate impacts, from increasing temperatures and sea levels, to changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather, all threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development. The failure of global…
Following the recent release of the IPCC’s AR6 Working Group (WG) I Report, CONSTRAIN and the IPCC are hosting an informative workshop to showcase how physically based climate emulators are contributing to the overall IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Leading figures in the work of the IPCC will discuss how climate emulators were used by WGI…
On 9 August 2021 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the first report of its sixth assessment cycle – the only one to be published before COP26 in November– focused on the physical science of climate change. This webinar, featuring presentations from lead authors of the report, will unpick the key findings and…
Climate risks pose unprecedented risks to agricultural food production. Farmers cope with climate risks through adjustments in farm management practices. In recent years, Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) has also been proposed as a framework to manage climate risks. Transformations in agricultural landscapes due to changes in farm management or through the adoption of new CSA technologies…
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk will gather a number of key voices to discuss the role of academic institutions in driving ambition for COP26 and establishing the legacy of cooperation and innovation that is needed to deal with the existential threat of climate change.
MPs from the Yorkshire and Humber region join the University of Leeds to discuss a framework for ongoing collaboration on climate action between the University and regional representatives.
Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour, and food waste.
Hear from three postgraduate researchers working in very different fields of climate research, covering climate resilient urban water supplies, the role of religion in climate action, and tracking the accelerating flow of Antarctic glaciers.
This webinar will explore the aims and likely debate at COP26, focusing on resilience, from three perspectives: international, national and local. Speakers include Youssef Nassef, Director of Adaptation at UNFCCC and Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability at the University of Leeds.