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

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…
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?…

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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…
Joint GCRF-AFRICAP / Global Food & Environment Institute (GFEI) knowledge-sharing seminar Abstract Released in August 2019, the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land was produced by 107 experts from 52 countries to explore the interlinkage between climate change and land usage. The report covered a range of issues including desertification, land degradation, sustainable…
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Priestley Centre seminar Abstract: There are now a plethora of data, models and approaches available to produce regional climate information intended to inform adaptation to a changing climate. There is, however, no analytical framework to assess the epistemic issues concerning the quality of these data, models and approaches. An evaluation of the quality of…
Are you interested in taking an active part in the energy transition using your research expertise? Are you looking for a platform where you could develop and implement ideas with like-minded early career researchers to will help to reach the UK 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal? Join us for a workshop with Jochen Cremer,…
ICAS external seminar Abstract Climate sensitivity is a key metric used to assess the magnitude of global warming given increased CO2 concentrations. The geological past can provide insights into climate sensitivity, and this talk will begin with a review of some previous studies that have attempted to constrain climate sensitivity with paleo data and models. …
UK law means we now need to reach “net zero” by 2050 – but how prepared are our cities and local authorities to achieve this? The UK is the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This means we must achieve overall net…
Joint CCAFS / GFEI / Priestley / SRI seminar Abstract Despite decades of attention to agricultural development, poverty and food insecurity remain, especially amongst rural dwellers in lower- and middle-income countries. With climate change the challenges only increase and will further intensify as extreme events and variable weather patterns make small-scale production even more challenging….
Open to Leeds University staff and students to add data to Makertopia’s “Model Futures” game which explores liveable, sustainable cities. This event is only open to Leeds University faculty and students. If you have a guest outside the university that wishes to attend, please contact steph@makertopia.org to check this is ok. SESSION DETAILS This session…
School of Civil Engineering Seminar series 2019-20 Abstract Solving climate change requires far more than the total elimination of annual greenhouse gas emissions. The complete decarbonisation of electricity, agriculture, transportation, building heat, and industrial sectors may reduce the rate at which we accumulate heat, but will have no impact on the previous emissions that already,…
University of Leeds Cheney Fellow, Dr Benjamin Lamptey, will talk on extreme weather and climate change in Africa, with consideration of the contribution of human activity on the continent and implications for the environment, society and the economy. Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Most of the disasters…