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

This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges’.  This series of events sought to place African scholars and knowledges are the forefronts of articulating and responding to global challenges.   On the eve of COP26, we turn our attention to African perspectives on climate change, and how global responses to climate change…
Join this live panel discussion with experts from universities and organisations from Leeds, Indonesia, India and Uganda discussing how bioenergy can help achieve the aspirations of COP26 and the sustainable development goal of universal access to modern clean energy.
COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join us for our online event with Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North-West, and International Parliamentary Union rapporteur for engagement at COP26. He will share his reflections on the conference, consider the implications for green finance, and…

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Abstract What are the main risks posed by climate change to the UK? Flooding? Heatwaves? Surely we’ll all get enough to eat? This talk will present the main findings of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017, so you can expect answers to these questions. More importantly, though, the talk will describe how the most…
RMetSoc Yorkshire round up of the year’s weather, plus Christmas photographic competition. Mulled wine and mince pies served from 18.00, when you’ll have the chance to look round the photo competition entries. Prizes will be awarded by BBC Look North’s Keeley Donovan after the talk. Deadline for the photo competition is the 1 December. Weather photos  should…
The presentation explores the political securitization of climate (and climate change) in relation to the science/policy consultations following the 1970s climate/food shocks (eg CIA climate report 1974) and the series of international conferences on climatic change during the early 1980s. These events introduced ‘the future of climate’ as a key variable in economic planning and…
Abstract Photovoltaics (PV) is our fastest growing energy source and, in many countries, is stet to become a major source of electricity. However, PV electricity output is highly dependent on weather and climate – so will climate change affect PV output? Pumping sulphate aerosols into our atmosphere has been propsed as a radical fix for…
This year’s Pint of Science festival is taking place 23-25 May. The Pint of Science festival brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. In Leeds, Mr Foleys is hosting a ‘Planet Earth’ event with…