Events

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

If you have an event that you’d like us to promote, email the details to climate@leeds.ac.uk

We welcome a panel of Leeds academics, businesses and national and regional representatives to discuss how the Leeds city region can work together to ensure a low carbon, secure future for businesses.
Some of the leading voices in climate change research, policy and innovation will discuss priorities for African countries ahead of COP26 and how the research community can support ambitious action.
Join us for a discussion on how we can work together to ensure our response to the climate crisis is collaborative and inclusive.
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.
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.
Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour, and food waste.
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.
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.

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  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.
Priestley Centre/Energy Leeds joint webinar How can Leeds research help deliver carbon capture and storage to meet net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar, ‘Carbon capture and storage’, will feature two short presentations by: Chris Rayner, Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Co-founder of C-Capture Quentin Fisher, Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the School…
Join CCAFS on 25 June 2020, for a global event to spark action to transform food systems to avert a food and climate crisis in the time of COVID-19. A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions, is a full-day, around-the-world virtual relay event that starts in Australia and concludes in Colombia. The…
Priestley Centre/CREDS (Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions) joint seminar How can research help the transport sector reduce its emissions to net-zero? This event is the fourth in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines present ideas and…
Join us for our annual Piers Sellers Prize event, at which we award prizes in the name of climate scientist, astronaut, and Leeds alumnus Piers Sellers. This year’s winners are Dr Katharine Mach, for her world leading contribution to solution focused climate research, and Oliver Grasham and Harriet Thew for their exceptional PhD research to…
Priestley Centre/PCAN (Place-based Climate Action Network) joint seminar How can Leeds research help society to finance a rapid transition to net-zero? This event is the third in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines present ideas and provocative questions…
WHAT? The Priestley International Centre for Climate and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are hosting a webinar that will outline the role that researchers can play in raising the ambition for climate action in the lead up to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework…