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

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…
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?…

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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…
Researchers today need to secure funding, collaborate, share data, publish results, commercialise research, and demonstrate impact. Early career researchers in particular are faced with multiple pressures around these challenges. This workshop with Professor Benjamin Sovacool will help early career researchers gain an understanding of how to design their research more effectively, and how to improve…
How can Leeds research help society build towards a climate-safe future as we transition out of the coronavirus crisis? This event is the second 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 to stimulate…
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…
** 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…