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

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Abstract In 2005, California embarked on an ambitious effort to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, over 37% of which come from the transportation sector. Technological innovations will get the state most of the way towards its goal, but reductions in driving are almost certainly necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to slow climate…
One year on from our launch in June 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate is marking its first birthday with a get together and prize giving that celebrates the best of climate research here at Leeds and internationally. Our annual event is a chance for us to celebrate our progress as a world leading…
The third evidence session of the Commission on Travel Demand will be followed by presentations by two experts in urban transport who have been looking at the evolution of travel trends in Northern European Cities. Growing the city inwards – Anne Bastian, KTH Stockholm This talk describes the travel behaviour trends in Stockholm over 30…
Drax generates 7% of the UK’s electricity, 70% of which – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made using compressed wood pellets rather than coal. Dr Rebecca Heaton, Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire, will talk about the process of converting Drax’s power…
Abstract Over millennial timescales isolation basins provide critical reconstructions of relative sea-level (RSL) changes around the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet that can further our understanding of how the ice sheet responded to climate changes during the lateglacial and Holocene periods.  More recently we have started to investigate saltmarshes in SW and SE Greenland…
Abstract “In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behaviour, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
Want to work better with your MP on Climate Change? Fed up with your MP’s bland replies to your letters? What to effect change at a local and national level? Hope for the Future, the UK’s specialists in training citizens to work with MPs on climate change are offering free training on Saturday 27th May….
The seminar will cover topics including the high viscosity of atmospheric organic aerosol and the implications this has for atmospheric chemistry and also for the formation of clouds. Learn more about Daniel’s research If you would like to meet with Daniel contact Ben Murray, and Grace Porter as soon as possible. Directions to venue
At this launch event Viktoria Spaiser and Anne Owen will briefly present their research work to get this newly founded research group started and to showcase examples where data analytics can be useful in sustainability research. The goal of the research group is to bring together researchers from across the University – who work with big…
The seminar will involve an overview of Leeds work on conservation agriculture in southern Africa, a guest presentation from Prof. Chinwe Ifejika-Speranza from the University of Bern, and a panel discussion. Introduction by Prof. Andrew Dougill Other panellists include Dr Eleanor Jew (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds) and Edna Chinseu (PhD student, University of Leeds)