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

Communicating effectively with policymakers is essential if climate research is to be translated into climate policy and result in change on the ground. And unfortunately it’s not quite as easy as sending them your latest journal publication. So what is the best way to engage with busy civil servants? And who should you be engaging…
The specific challenges that climate change may pose to individuals have been the subject of recent political theory and political philosophy. Many theorists have argued that climate induced migrants should be classified as refugees to assure that their basic needs can be met by international agencies and international rescue attempts. And while it may be…
This event will explore how collaboration across the education and cultural sectors has been used to expand climate change knowledge, debate and as a vehicle for positive action. The ‘Open Space’ format of the afternoon session will be an opportunity for delegates to shape the discussion and consider what sort of collaborative and transdisciplinary models…
Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality. How will climate change affect the places we call home, now and in the future? Against a backdrop of international (dis)agreement, how might local action contribute to broader transformational change? Join us to hear from award-winning…

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Priestley Centre/PCAN (Place-Based Climate Action Network) joint seminar Abstract: What does it take to translate climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change? The ESRC-funded Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) brings together the research community and decision-makers through city-based climate commissions and theme-based platforms on finance and business. Leeds has led…
Joint GCRF-AFRICAP / Global Food & Environment Institute (GFEI) knowledge-sharing seminar Abstract Released in August 2019, the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land was produced by 107 experts from 52 countries to explore the interlinkage between climate change and land usage. The report covered a range of issues including desertification, land degradation, sustainable…
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Priestley Centre seminar Abstract: There are now a plethora of data, models and approaches available to produce regional climate information intended to inform adaptation to a changing climate. There is, however, no analytical framework to assess the epistemic issues concerning the quality of these data, models and approaches. An evaluation of the quality of…
Are you interested in taking an active part in the energy transition using your research expertise? Are you looking for a platform where you could develop and implement ideas with like-minded early career researchers to will help to reach the UK 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal? Join us for a workshop with Jochen Cremer,…
ICAS external seminar Abstract Climate sensitivity is a key metric used to assess the magnitude of global warming given increased CO2 concentrations. The geological past can provide insights into climate sensitivity, and this talk will begin with a review of some previous studies that have attempted to constrain climate sensitivity with paleo data and models. …