Events

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

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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…
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…
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.
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, and…

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Join us for our annual Piers Sellers Prize event, at which we award prizes in the name of climate scientist, astronaut, and Leeds alumnus Piers Sellers. This year’s winners are Dr Katharine Mach, for her world leading contribution to solution focused climate research, and Oliver Grasham and Harriet Thew for their exceptional PhD research to…
Priestley Centre/PCAN (Place-based Climate Action Network) joint seminar How can Leeds research help society to finance a rapid transition to net-zero? This event is the third in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines present ideas and provocative questions…
WHAT? The Priestley International Centre for Climate and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are hosting a webinar that will outline the role that researchers can play in raising the ambition for climate action in the lead up to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework…
Researchers today need to secure funding, collaborate, share data, publish results, commercialise research, and demonstrate impact. Early career researchers in particular are faced with multiple pressures around these challenges. This workshop with Professor Benjamin Sovacool will help early career researchers gain an understanding of how to design their research more effectively, and how to improve…
How can Leeds research help society build towards a climate-safe future as we transition out of the coronavirus crisis? This event is the second in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines present ideas and provocative questions to stimulate…
How can Leeds research help society transition rapidly to net-zero? This event is the first in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines will present ideas and provocative questions to stimulate debate and creativity. All are welcome to collaborate…
  In the era of fake news, research engagement with the media is more important than ever. Effectively communicating your research to the press can help increase its impact and fire up public engagement. However, talking to the press can be daunting if you don’t have much experience doing so. This webinar will explore how…
  In November 2020 the UK will be hosting the United Nations climate negotiations, known as COP26 – the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties. As well as being the largest summit ever hosted in the UK, it has been described as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris agreement…
** This event has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause**    Increasing numbers of young people have been stepping up to take action on climate change and demanding more from governments and businesses. Many of these young people, and their schools, are turning to researchers for information, resources,…
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…