Events

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

The Priestley International Centre for Climate also runs a monthly interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series. See Climate Exchange Seminar Series

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…
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…
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…
Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality. How will climate change affect the places we call home, now and in the future? Against a backdrop of international (dis)agreement, how might local action contribute to broader transformational change? Join us to hear from award-winning…

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A conversation with Leeds contributors to the UK Committee on Climate Change net-zero report* and the Leeds Carbon Roadmap *Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming Register to attend Leeds researchers involved in authoring the seminal net-zero report, that underpinned the UK commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and the…
***CANCELLED*** According to the “value-free ideal”, the internal workings of science should be kept free from the influence of social, ethical, political and personal values (also known as “contextual values”). Today, many philosophers of science reject this view; they argue that it is sometimes appropriate for contextual values to influence choices among methodologies, the collection…
UKRI Climate Resilience SPF Champions, Suraje Dessai and Kate Lonsdale, will provide an introduction to the programme and the recently announced funding opportunities (outlined below). There will be plenty of time for questions and a discussion about potential Leeds bids as part of this session. The SPF programme aims to bring together researchers from a…
This meeting will be a platform for the UK climate impacts and resilience communities to come together and hear about the latest research for a wide range of global climate impacts, including for use in risk assessments. It builds on the success of the first meeting in Bristol, by having themes that focus on key…
Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change, will join us at the University of Leeds to explore the energy implications of the Government’s new target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Achieving this ambitious target demands fundamental changes to the way that energy is generated, distributed and used. This will require not only new technologies, but also new policies,…