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

We welcome a panel of Leeds academics, businesses and national and regional representatives to discuss how the Leeds city region can work together to ensure a low carbon, secure future for businesses.
Some of the leading voices in climate change research, policy and innovation will discuss priorities for African countries ahead of COP26 and how the research community can support ambitious action.
Join us for a discussion on how we can work together to ensure our response to the climate crisis is collaborative and inclusive.
This webinar will explore the aims and likely debate at COP26, focusing on resilience, from three perspectives: international, national and local. Speakers include Youssef Nassef, Director of Adaptation at UNFCCC and Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability at the University of Leeds.
Hear from three postgraduate researchers working in very different fields of climate research, covering climate resilient urban water supplies, the role of religion in climate action, and tracking the accelerating flow of Antarctic glaciers.
Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour, and food waste.
MPs from the Yorkshire and Humber region join the University of Leeds to discuss a framework for ongoing collaboration on climate action between the University and regional representatives.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk will gather a number of key voices to discuss the role of academic institutions in driving ambition for COP26 and establishing the legacy of cooperation and innovation that is needed to deal with the existential threat of climate change.

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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…
Priestley Centre/PCAN (Place-Based Climate Action Network) joint seminar Abstract: What does it take to translate climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change? The ESRC-funded Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) brings together the research community and decision-makers through city-based climate commissions and theme-based platforms on finance and business. Leeds has led…