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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Please signup using the Eventbrite link above for catering purposes. Abstract For over half a century the process of economic integration of the Amazon has been based on intensive use of its renewable and nonrenewable natural resources, which have brought significant basin-wide environmental alterations. Its rural development pushed the agricultural frontier very swiftly, resulting in…
Fossil Free Leeds University and the Divest Parliament Campaign are celebrating Global Divestment Week by hosting a panel discussion on climate leadership with Hilary Benn MP and a range of expert speakers. Background At least 80% of existing fossil fuels have to stay in the ground if we are to avoid irreversibly chaotic climate change….
Abstract The global food system has evolved over the last 50 years or so to provide cheap food at volume and attempts to reduce global hunger have largely been successful, though with some way to go.  However, our resulting food system has now externalised significant costs ot health and environment that it is clearly not sustainable by any…
Abstract Managers in the U.S. have been adapting urban water systems to drought for many years, implementing a combination of supply, demand and governance mechanisms to cope with climate and water variability and (often) increasing population. We are interested in the question of how these adaptive measures prepare systems for climate change, and what these…
Our free and open to all film series, ‘Speaking Truth to Power:  Films for a Finite World’, continues with the last film of this academic year, Chasing Ice, co-hosted with the Living Well Within Limits (LiLi) project and the Priestley International Centre for Climate.  This replaces the previously advertised film, Chasing Coral, by the same Director,…
Abstract A growing awareness of the costs of industrial food in the latter half of the 20th century drove a search for solutions that emerged as the sustainable agriculture movement.  Over this same time period, global movements of food accelerated in an increasingly specialized and concentrated global industrial food system.  Current national and international policy…
What’s the difference between climate change and global warming? How will climate change affect us? What actions can we take – and will they really make a difference? Are you confused, concerned or just want to know more? Ask a climate scientist! A panel of experts from the world-leading Priestley International Centre for Climate and…
Abstract The future of migration politics has never looked so bleak, questioning humanity’s ability to solve the migration equation: how to reconcile rights to increasing and diversifying spatial mobilities, while overcoming the profound colonial legacy of the “birthright lottery” and global inequalities, and respecting the self-determination of bounded democratic populations. Optimistic liberal views on the…
Got questions about global warming? Ask a climate scientist! Researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate will be chatting to members of the public in this outreach event for Earth Week 2017. Come and meet the team, ask us your climate questions, find out about our research and look at some of the equipment…
Got questions about global warming? Ask a climate scientist! Researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate will be chatting to members of the public in this outreach event for Earth Week 2017. Come and meet the team, ask us your climate questions, find out about our research and look at some of the equipment…