Events

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

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Targeting resilience to climate change within seed systems is an area of key investment in contributing to food security in southern Africa, and it presents a variety of challenges and opportunities. In this webinar University of Leeds researchers Dr Stephen Whitfield and Dr Sarah Chapman will present analysis from work undertaken within the GCRF-AFRICAP programme…

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This event, hosted by the Global Food and Environment Institute will feature a 20 minute presentation from  Professor Pippa Chapman followed by 10 minutes for Q&A. This seminar also links timely with World Soil Day which is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate…
Watch a recording of this event 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…
Join the CONSTRAIN team for this UNFCCC Climate Dialogues Special Event which will bring together some of the latest scientific knowledge on climate modelling, global climate policy, and the climate impact of COVID-19 into a coherent narrative. Specifically, it will highlight how a new generation of climate models, CMIP6, is informing our understanding of future…
Watch a recording of this webinar on YouTube There is growing recognition of the importance of justice in responses to climate change – particularly in trying to avoid the unfair impacts that are being disproportionately felt by people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, we…
University of Leeds/Kirklees Council joint workshop Circular economy is about creating a more social, resilient and sustainable economy. It is about moving away from an economy that relies on overconsumption and waste, and instead aims to make better use of materials, components and products. If you want to create a more resilient business, become more…
Dr Anne Velenturf and Dr Imogen Rattle present their work looking at offshore wind and the decarbonisation of heat. Chaired by Professor Sandra Piazolo.
  The UN climate change negotiations rely on relevant and current climate research in the sciences and humanities to move the negotiations forward toward an effective outcome. But how can researchers navigate the complex UNFCCC process to ensure their research is available for parties and non-party stakeholders to draw on? The Research and Independent Non-Governmental…
Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will be presenting the findings of their recent report, celebrating the benefits that trees provide for our local environment, and globally.
How can Leeds research help shift society towards a circular economy that is in line with net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar, ‘Moving to a circular economy’, will feature two short presentations by: Dr Anne Velenturf, Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy in the School of Civil Engineering Dr Pammi Sinha, Associate Professor of Fashion Management in…
Join AFRICAP to hear key Malawi-specific findings from the Future Climate for Africa UMFULA project. Chaired by Professor Andy Dougill, presenters will outline understanding of the climate risks and the effectiveness of risk management options important for developing resilience and sustaining the water-energy-food sectors.