Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

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In just a few weeks, Glasgow will play host to a historical event of global importance, as people from across the world gather to discuss and demand action on climate change. COP26, the United Nations climate negotiations, will involve around 200 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of delegates, in what is considered the most…
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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Watch a recording of this webinar on YouTube There is growing recognition of the importance of justice in responses to climate change – particularly in trying to avoid the unfair impacts that are being disproportionately felt by people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, we…
University of Leeds/Kirklees Council joint workshop Circular economy is about creating a more social, resilient and sustainable economy. It is about moving away from an economy that relies on overconsumption and waste, and instead aims to make better use of materials, components and products. If you want to create a more resilient business, become more…
Dr Anne Velenturf and Dr Imogen Rattle present their work looking at offshore wind and the decarbonisation of heat. Chaired by Professor Sandra Piazolo.
  The UN climate change negotiations rely on relevant and current climate research in the sciences and humanities to move the negotiations forward toward an effective outcome. But how can researchers navigate the complex UNFCCC process to ensure their research is available for parties and non-party stakeholders to draw on? The Research and Independent Non-Governmental…
Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will be presenting the findings of their recent report, celebrating the benefits that trees provide for our local environment, and globally.
How can Leeds research help shift society towards a circular economy that is in line with net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar, ‘Moving to a circular economy’, will feature two short presentations by: Dr Anne Velenturf, Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy in the School of Civil Engineering Dr Pammi Sinha, Associate Professor of Fashion Management in…
Join AFRICAP to hear key Malawi-specific findings from the Future Climate for Africa UMFULA project. Chaired by Professor Andy Dougill, presenters will outline understanding of the climate risks and the effectiveness of risk management options important for developing resilience and sustaining the water-energy-food sectors.
Priestley Centre/Energy Leeds joint webinar How can Leeds research help deliver carbon capture and storage to meet net-zero targets? This net-zero webinar, ‘Carbon capture and storage’, will feature two short presentations by: Chris Rayner, Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Co-founder of C-Capture Quentin Fisher, Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the School…
Join CCAFS on 25 June 2020, for a global event to spark action to transform food systems to avert a food and climate crisis in the time of COVID-19. A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions, is a full-day, around-the-world virtual relay event that starts in Australia and concludes in Colombia. The…
Priestley Centre/CREDS (Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions) joint seminar How can research help the transport sector reduce its emissions to net-zero? This event is the fourth 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…