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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UK law means we now need to reach “net zero” by 2050 – but how prepared are our cities and local authorities to achieve this? The UK is the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This means we must achieve overall net…
Joint CCAFS / GFEI / Priestley / SRI seminar Abstract Despite decades of attention to agricultural development, poverty and food insecurity remain, especially amongst rural dwellers in lower- and middle-income countries. With climate change the challenges only increase and will further intensify as extreme events and variable weather patterns make small-scale production even more challenging….
Open to Leeds University staff and students to add data to Makertopia’s “Model Futures” game which explores liveable, sustainable cities. This event is only open to Leeds University faculty and students. If you have a guest outside the university that wishes to attend, please contact steph@makertopia.org to check this is ok. SESSION DETAILS This session…
School of Civil Engineering Seminar series 2019-20 Abstract Solving climate change requires far more than the total elimination of annual greenhouse gas emissions. The complete decarbonisation of electricity, agriculture, transportation, building heat, and industrial sectors may reduce the rate at which we accumulate heat, but will have no impact on the previous emissions that already,…
University of Leeds Cheney Fellow, Dr Benjamin Lamptey, will talk on extreme weather and climate change in Africa, with consideration of the contribution of human activity on the continent and implications for the environment, society and the economy. Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Most of the disasters…