Events

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

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Targeting resilience to climate change within seed systems is an area of key investment in contributing to food security in southern Africa, and it presents a variety of challenges and opportunities. In this webinar University of Leeds researchers Dr Stephen Whitfield and Dr Sarah Chapman will present analysis from work undertaken within the GCRF-AFRICAP programme…

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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…
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,…