Events

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

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.
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 Organizations…

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How can Leeds research help society transition rapidly to net-zero? This event is the first 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 will present ideas and provocative questions to stimulate debate and creativity. All are welcome to collaborate…
  In the era of fake news, research engagement with the media is more important than ever. Effectively communicating your research to the press can help increase its impact and fire up public engagement. However, talking to the press can be daunting if you don’t have much experience doing so. This webinar will explore how…
  In November 2020 the UK will be hosting the United Nations climate negotiations, known as COP26 – the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties. As well as being the largest summit ever hosted in the UK, it has been described as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris agreement…
**Given the current situation with coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to reschedule this event in some capacity.** 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…
** This event has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause**    Increasing numbers of young people have been stepping up to take action on climate change and demanding more from governments and businesses. Many of these young people, and their schools, are turning to researchers for information, resources,…
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…
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…
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…
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…