Events

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

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During this online webinar, we will launch the report titled “Cultural heritage in the context of disasters and climate change: insights from the DCMS-AHRC Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Cohort” recently published by PRAXIS (University of Leeds) and the CRITICAL project (University of Edinburgh). The report presents the results of a series of workshops organised…
  After two weeks of fierce negotiations and countless conversations, COP27 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh has come to a close. As an official observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the University of Leeds has sent a delegation to COP27. These researchers spent an intense time at COP27, presenting…

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A panel of speakers, including Dr Viktoria Spaiser, will each draw on their research and practice to suggest different ways democracy and climate emergency might be configured.
  Part two of this two-part webinar in collaboration with the UK Climate Resilience Programme, exploring the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report from the IPCC Working Group II, which has been developed by more than 700 authors from around the world over a period of four years, focuses in on…
  Part one of a two-part webinar in collaboration with the UK Climate Resilience Programme, exploring the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report from the IPCC Working Group II, which has been developed by more than 700 authors from around the world over a period of four years, focuses in on…
Join the authors of Crowdfunding and the Democratization of Finance for the launch of their book.
  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,…
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.
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…
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…
Carbon sequestration by vegetation and soil is an essential part of the approach when it comes to addressing climate change and achieving net-zero commitments. In the UK, the Climate Change Committee has proposed that extending hedges by 40% is one of the key changes needed to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. This would require the…
Despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. Already, the region is experiencing disproportionate impacts, from increasing temperatures and sea levels, to changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather, all threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development. The failure of global…