Events

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

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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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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,…
After 5 years with Nature Research, Lewis Collins recently left to build something new: One Earth, a journal with a purpose. In this talk, Lewis will speak of the inspiration behind and aspirations for One Earth and its initiatives, provide some insight into the inner workings at Nature Research, and shine a light on the…
The Priestley Centre has brought together a network of PhD students from across the university, to share and develop their research: the Priestley Climate Scholars. Join the Scholars on Friday 28th June for a whistle-stop tour of the huge range of climate-related research that goes on at Leeds. Given just three minutes to explain their…
Join comedian Gemma Arrowsmith to examine the unlikely intersection of comedy and climate change. It may appear to be the least funny thing imaginable, but could we talk about climate change more effectively if we injected a bit of humour? Or is comedy totally out of place in discussions about our warming world? Gemma has…
Join us to learn about the namesake of the Priestley Centre, Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), a British natural philosopher, preacher and polymath who is credited with the discovery of oxygen and conducted early experiments on the carbon cycle. The work won him the Royal Society Copley Medal, the most prestigious award of its kind. He worked…
Petra Tschakert, winner of the 2019 Piers Sellers prize, will share her insights and experiences of being a social scientist on the IPCC. During this seminar, Petra will reflect on six years working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as coordinating lead author, respectively, on the AR5, WGII, Chapter 13 (Livelihoods and Poverty)…